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The UPROUND™ Conference is a 1-day event produced by FundersClub, which brings together some of the brightest minds in the private investment community and an equally distinguished group of founders and CEOs from some of the most promising startup companies in the U.S. The kick-off event took place on Sept. 12 in San Francisco, CA.

UPROUND™ is an unparalleled opportunity for VCs and angel investors to engage in an intimate networking environment. The event features interactive panels seated by seasoned industry leaders, who share first-hand experiences, strategies and investment insights.

In addition to these interactive sessions, there are presentations from industry game-changers. The UPROUND™ 2013 Conference included keynote speakers such as Josh Kopelman, Managing Partner, First Round Capital, Aileen Lee, Founder of Cowboy Ventures and Partner at Kleiner Perkins, Ariel Poler, serial entrepreneur and angel investor, and Alex Mittal, CEO of FundersClub.

Who attends

2013 Speakers

To view the full presentations visit the FundersClub YouTube Channel.


Josh Kopelman
Managing Partner of First Round Capital
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Ariel Poler
Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor
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Aileen Lee
Founder of Cowboy Ventures, Partner at Kleiner Perkins
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Mahendra Ramsinghani
Managing Director, First Step Fund, author of The Business of Venture Capital
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Andy White
Partner, VegasTechFund
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George Kellerman
Partner & Fire Chief of 500 Startups
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Garry Tan
Partner at Y Combinator, Partner at Initialized Capital
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Aydin Senkut
Founder & Managing Director of Felicis Ventures
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Adam Draper
Founder & CEO of Boost
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Andrea Zurek
Founding Partner of XG Ventures
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Horacio Melo
Executive Director of Startup Chile
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Alex Mittal
Co-founder and CEO of FundersClub
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Boris Silver
Co-founder and President of FundersClub
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Startup Founders

Jeff Fluhr
Founder and CEO of Spreecast, Co-founder and Former CEO of StubHub
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Bill Clerico
Founder and CEO of WePay
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Jessica Mah
Co-founder and CEO of inDinero
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Chris Bennett
Co-founder and CEO of Soldsie
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Sander Daniels
Co-founder of Thumbtack
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Matin Tamizi
Co-founder and CEO of Balanced
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Peter Kazanjy
Founder of TalentBin
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Ash Rust
Co-founder and CEO of SendHub
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Rakesh Tondon
Co-founder and CEO of Le Tote
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Lisa Falzone
Co-founder and CEO of Revel Systems
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Danielle Morrill
Co-founder and CEO of mattermark
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Felicia Curcuru
VP of User Experience at FundersClub
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Engle Saez
CMO of FundersClub
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Topics [Agenda]


Speakers and panelists include the brightest minds in the VC industry and startup ecosystem. UPROUND™ 2013 covered the following topics:




Special thanks to all of our sponsors for being part of UPROUND™. For all inquiries and information about 2014 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susana Montes.

Gold Sponsors

O'Melveny & Myers

Community Sponsors

hackers and founders mattermark silicon valley bank

Special Thanks To

merryvale winery