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Top VCs Investment Circle by Expert DOJO & Unlock Ventures LA #TechWeek

June 6, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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📍Santa Monica

The Investorpalooza is hosted by Expert DOJO and Unlock Ventures. This event for this week is for high-quality VCs and their startups. Unlock Ventures and Expert DOJO are welcoming proven VCs and their portfolio companies to join a unique pitch environment. We highly recommend that non-local investors register.

The idea is simple. Each selected VC gets to bring one portfolio company. Each portfolio company will get to meet with a minimum of 10 other top VCs for a 10 min pitch with each investor, and vice versa.

All attending companies are VC-backed and the pitch quality high to make the best use of everyone’s time. The objective is (i) to find more well qualified deals to invest in (ii) and for your portfolio companies to get additional funding from peer investors.

If you’re representing a VC fund but don’t have a portfolio company to bring, no problem. Submit an application and we’ll fill the additional startup spot.

If you’re a VC-backed startup with no investors attending, submit an application.

We’ve had 5x the interest of investors and startups to join us than we can facilitate one to one pitches for, however, we’ll host an investor lounge for investors to network with each other, even if you don’t have a one-to-one table seat, 2:30-3:00pm PT.

10:00-12:00pm PT Group 1
10 top investors and 12 pre-qualified startups meet for individual 10 min pitches.

12:00-2:00pm PT Group 2
A new set of 10 top investors and 12 pre-qualified startups meet for individual 10 min pitches.

2:30-4:30pm PT Group 3
A new set of 10 top investors and 12 pre-qualified startups meet for individual 10 min pitches.

6:00-9:00pm PT Ask an Investor Anything
Everyone, founder or startup that didn’t join the individual pitches is welcome to join us in the evening.

We recognize that startups need the support of the venture community to help break through to levels that allow you to compete with the best venture backed startups in the world. We will be arranging five top angels and venture capitalists to answer questions and guide you as to how to build the billion dollar company that you have already visualized.

6:00 PM – Mingle
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Investor Panel
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Networking

Expert DOJO is a sector-agnostic venture capital firm and accelerator program backing diverse founders from all around the world. It’s the world’s first investment growth engine that helps early-stage startups to grow and accelerate from pre-seed and beyond with close to 300 investments made since 2019. Africa, South America and the US are our most active investment geographies. Apply for funding and our program here.

Unlock Ventures – is a sector agnostic early stage fund that invests in Los Angeles and Seattle based entrepreneurs that have deep conviction and unique insight on how best to utilize data and AI to build world class companies. Unlock recently closed its second fund. Investments include Possible, Foundation AI (acquired by Jones Capital), Chatitive (acquired by Mailchimp), Outer, Downstream (acquired by Jungle Scout), Fight Camp, Dolly (acquired by Updater), Plunk, UNest, Mango Sciences, Fantasmo (acquired by Tier), Sensate, Mandala Space Ventures, Seasalt.AI, DRESSX, Irreverent Labs, Gen.G, Pixel Canvas, Audiotool and Vitrina AI. Interact with our portfolio in the metaverse at unlockvp.com/portfolio.

This event is a part of #TechWeek – a week of events hosted by VCs and startups to bring together the tech ecosystem.


June 6, 2023
10:00 am - 9:00 pm


Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA 60100 United States