Navigating Change with New Ideas and Enduring Best Practices

More than ever, angel investors are seeing changes in how we invest in 2017.  How do we lead that innovation and change?  How do we ensure the best investing and entrepreneurial culture for the next generations?  And what are the best practices that should endure through all of the change?

The annual Angel Capital Association Summit is the world’s premier professional development event for angel investors. ACA members, other accredited investors, professionals in the startup ecosystem, and the media are invited to attend the event in San Francisco.

The Summit brings together 700 plus investors to:

  • Share best practices in angel investing - deal sourcing, terms, supporting portfolio companies, syndication, and top exits
  • Discuss the latest data and trends in startup investing in tech and life sciences
  • Hear keynote presentations from thought leading investors and entrepreneurs
  • Network with top angels from throughout North America and the world
  • Meet with corporate leaders to build relationships for investor portfolio companies and meet a limited number of interesting entrepreneurs
  • Connect with San Francisco's startup ecosystem


2017 ACA Summit Keynote Speakers

Doyle Bartlett
Eris Group

Dave Chase
Co-founder, Health Rosetta Institute,
Executive Producer of The Big Heist
(The Big Short for Healthcare)

Swati Chaturvedi

Adam Draper
Boost VC

Bill Draper
Draper Richards, Kaplan Foundation

Billy Draper
Draper Associates

Jesse Draper
Halogen Ventures

Tim Draper
DFJ Capital and Draper Associates

Bobby Franklin
National Venture
Capital Association

Dr. Morton Grosser
MG Consulting

Mitch Kapor
Kapor Capital,
Kapor Center for
Social Impact

Freada Kapor Klein
Kapor Capital,
Kapor Center for
Social Impact

Steve Westly
The Westly Group

Cindy Whitehead
The Pink Ceiling

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 important keynoters include Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein, Dr. Morton Grosser, and Dave Chase, producer of The Big Heist (The Big Short for Healthcare.)

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

Summit Premier Sponsor

Summit Sponsors

2017 Annual Partners