No Longer a Flyover State Utah’s Venture Capital Climate

Moderator: Mel Lavitt, Needham and Company | Panel: Je Burningham, Peak Venture | Blake Modersitzki, Pelion | Rob Rueckert, Sorenson Capital | Kent Madsen, EPIC Ventures

When it comes to venture capital, Utah punches above its weight. Between 2010 and 2015, Utah ranked no. 2 in the nation for dollar-per-deal average. While Utah’s busi- ness-friendly climate and entrepreneurial spirit have played a role in this success, the growth of Utah-based funds has also changed the state’s venture capital landscape. Explore the latest trends in venture capital and learn how Utah measures up.