Investing in America: Why VCs Bet Big on Defense

Mar 13, 2023

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Recording: Investing in America: Why VCs Bet Big on Defense, Mar 13, 2023

What was once a controversial idea is now consensus: the U.S. is losing its competitive edge against China and Russia, and “business-as-usual” isn’t enough to stay ahead. Failure to adopt and integrate advanced technologies at all levels, and especially across defense forces, poses a grave risk to our national security. The stakes could not be higher. Mission-driven investors are stepping in to accelerate and scale the disruptive technologies being built by new, non-traditional defense technology companies. Their bets are paying off, delivering badly-needed technology to the warfighter and a healthy return on investment. This panel features top investors who are leading and participating in funding rounds for a new era of VC-backed defense technology companies.

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Trae' Stephens

Anduril Industries

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David Ulevitch

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)

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Josh Wolfe

Lux Capital

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