The 2017 ACA Summit will feature a combination of keynotes by top tech investors and entrepreneurs in the San Francisco and Bay Area, along with 5 tracks of concurrent sessions:

  • Angel Fundamentals – Deal Flow, DD, and More
  • Managing Angel Groups and Platforms
  • Science and Technology Investing
  • New Models and Ways of Investing
  • Advanced Angels – How Angels Impact Deals and Exits

The Summit opens with a fireside chat – Investing through the Generations - led by famed VC Tim Draper.  He is joined by his father Bill and adult children Jesse, Adam, and Billy to talk about how they got started in equity investing, how they invest together, the changes they see in investing now and in the future, and the best practices that angels should continue.

Other keynote speakers include Mitch Kapor, Freada Kapor Klein, Bobby Franklin, Dave Chase, Julie Wainwright, and Cindy Whitehead, among others.  For those interested in additional education, consider attending one of three "Pre-Summit" programs on April 26, with an International Exchange Workshop, Angel Investing Overview and Mitigating Risk with New Deal Structures – from Term Sheets to Exits.  Click on one of the buttons below for more information.


More than 150 members voted on the tracks in the Summit agenda.  The sessions were suggested via proposals to ACA’s Request for Proposals.

The main ACA Summit begins on Wednesday, April 26 at 3:00 pm with a keynote and finishes up on Friday, April 28 at 2:00 pm.  The Summit venue is the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, 780 Mission St.