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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 @ 5:30pm
Four Seasons Silicon Valley

Meet Jay Walker and the
Golden State Warriors at the Gala


The Sierra Summit Gala and Networking Reception

Innovation where Enterprises, Investors and Entrepreneurs Intersect

Sierra Summit GALA - Featured SPEAKERS

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt

Satya NadellaSatya Nadella

Jen-Hsun Huang

Marc BenioffMarc Benioff

Meg WhitmanMeg Whitman
Hewlett Packard

Jeff WeinerJeff Weiner

Sal KhanSal Khan
Khan Academy

Pat GelsingerPat Gelsinger

Mark HurdMark Hurd

Aneel Bhusri

John Chen

Aaron LevieAaron Levie
CEO & Co-Founder

Jeremy Bailenson
Founder, Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab
Stanford University

Logan GreenLogan Green
CEO & Co-Founder

Zach Nelson

Billy Beane
Oakland Athletics

Ray KurzweilRay Kurzweil
Author. Inventor.

Danny Lange
Head of ML

Jay Walker
CEO, Walker Innovation

Mark McLaughlin
CEO & Chairman
Palo Alto Networks

Jeff DyerJeff Dyer
Expert. Author.
Innovators DNA + Method

Amit Singh
Google for Work

Jeff Schneider
Engineering Lead

Brock Pierce
Bitcoin Foundation

Celebrating our 10th year anniversary, this year's Sierra Summit Gala is the iconic and exclusive venture capital networking event of the year, and is a unique catalyst for connecting tech savvy executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and investors together in a dynamic and interactive experience. At the Sierra Summit Gala game-changing business, investment and technology executives intersect and interact around the transformational theme of SHIFT and the innovative approaches that leading entrepreneurs and enterprises are taking to adapt and succeed.

The annual Sierra Summit Gala concludes our exclusive and privately hosted Sierra Ventures’ CXO Summit event each Fall. For the CXO Summit closing reception and Gala, we open up the venue and the agenda to invite a diverse group of colleagues, collaborators and community of entrepreneurs and investors who join us for an insightful, fun and inspiring evening as part of the extensive Sierra Ventures Network.

Those invited to attend the Sierra Summit Gala get highlights from the Sierra CXO Summit and key insights on the disruptive SHIFT in business, technology and innovation approaches that leading Enterprises and Entrepreneurs are using to adapt and shape the future. The Sierra Summit Gala also invites luminary and engaging guest speakers to share some inspiring and entertaining thoughts, and to join us in an interactive and fun networking reception along with Sierra CXO Summit attendees, past and present portfolio companies, and friends from across the Sierra Network and beyond.

For tech savvy executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and investors, this is a must-see event - However, attendance is limited and by invitation only.

Summit Gala Agenda

Wednesday, October 7th

Arrival > Registration Check-in & Networking Reception

Pick up your Pre-registered name badge in the main hall at the Four Seasons’ Silicon Valley in Palo Alto. Enjoy the hosted reception and network with the Sierra Ventures team, our CXO Summit Attendees, colleagues and special guests from across the Sierra Network.


Kickoff > Welcome to the Summit from the Sierra Ventures Team

The Sierra Ventures team will welcome our guests, share some insights and CXO Summit highlights, winners of the Sierra Summit Awards, and introduce our featured speakers.


Featured Speaker > SHIFT: Investing in Your Future

Jay Walker, CEO of Walker Innovation, Founder of $50B disruptive Unicorn and other innovative companies, and current Chairman and Curator of TedMed will provide an insightful and thought provoking keynote on the topic of “SHIFT > Investing in Your Future”. Jay will also share some unique insights and experiences as a disruptive innovator, inventor and executive at and more.


Featured Speaker > SHIFT: Changing the Game and Investing to Win

Golden State Warriors’ executive Chip Bowers shares how a big vision for a world-class team, state of the art venue, new digitally enabled experiences, and an innovative approach to investing to bringing that vision to life has already begun to pay off with the Warriors becoming the 2015 World Champions. Hear about next steps and future plans to keep 'changing the game’ and leading the SHIFT.


Sierra Summit Gala Conclusion

The Sierra Summit Gala is the premier, invitation only venture capital networking event of the year

Experience SHIFT at the Summit Gala on Wednesday October 7th from 5:30 - 9pm


The Sierra CXO Summit and Gala are the marquee venture capital events of the year covering the latest technology, business and leadership opportunities in a world where today’s innovations inevitably intersect and ultimately SHIFT the trajectory of tomorrow’s enterprises.

Sierra has had the privilege of hosting this premier event and experience for the last ten years, but this would not be possible without the level of support provided by a select group of partners and sponsors from the Sierra Network. Because of these relationships, the Sierra Summits have remained free to invited attendees and allowed us to provide top-tier speakers, great amenities and a very intimate and interactive experience in a luxury venue.

Becoming a sponsor enables our partners to be an integral part of the Sierra CXO Summit and Sierra Summit Gala events and to engage and collaborate directly with the impressive group of innovators, investors and influential technology decision makers from across the Sierra Network who are invited to these exclusive events.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the Sierra CXO Summit and Gala events please submit an inquiry below.


2015 Sponsors