After two years of travel & gathering restrictions, we look forward to finally meeting in person for a full-day program in California's beautiful Wine Country. This is a great opportunity to get updates from the UpWest partners as well as to spend time with some of our founders and hear from them directly about their companies.
Shuly, Gil, and Assaf
The Continued Evolution of VC Lansdscape
A fireside chat with Samir Kaji
Samir Kaji is the CEO and founder of Allocate, a digital platform that expands access to venture capital investing. Samir has +20 years of experience in venture banking and advising over 700 VC and private equity firms, as well as personally investing in 60 funds and tech companies, from Seed to Growth stage. Samir is also a venture blogger and podcast host of Venture Unlocked, a playbook for starting, operating, & scaling a successful venture capital firm.
Investor Panel: Current Market Dynamics
VIANSA SONOMA WINERY
Founded in 1990 by Sam & Vicki Sebastiani, Viansa is an ode to the Sebastiani family's deep roots in both Tuscany and the Sonoma Valley. Now under the management of sons Chris and Jon, its engaging, and celebratory experience continue to drive guest to Viansa’s hilltop villa, commonly referred to as the “Summit of Sonoma” for its unmatched panoramic view of the entire Sonoma valley, olive tree-lined vineyards, and a 97-acre wetland preserve.
Founder & LP Dinner
This year, UpWest is marking its 10-year anniversary -- such an exciting milestone in our journey to drive real impact for seed founders.
To celebrate the occasion, we are bringing together a special dinner for UpWest portfolio founders and LPs at the beautiful waterfront patio of the Celadon restaurant, located in the Historic Napa Mill of downtown Napa.
UpWest Annual LP Meeting
Afternoon Wine Tastings
Fireside Chat with Samir Kaji
Dinner in Downtown Napa with UpWest Founders
* Transportation will be available departing from downtown San Francisco at 8am and returning at 9:30pm. Pick-up and drop-off location will be advised soon.
Please email Gil Birnboim at