January 12, 2019

Selecting the perfect keynote speaker for your upcoming venture capital or startup event is an important decision. Entrepreneur, investor and adviser Scott Kelly will bring your event to life with his extensive experience and unique perspective in venture capital and startups.

Scott Kelly Founder and CEO of Black Dog Venture Partners, is a 25 year fundraising, marketing, sales, training and publicity veteran. Scott has raised millions of dollars in capital for disruptive companies, garnered national media coverage for hundreds of regional and national brands and generated millions of dollars in revenues for the companies he has represented.

He has also trained over 1,000 sales people and has taught marketing at the university level in the United States and Europe.

With extensive, personal, and direct experience as a successful investor and entrepreneur, there is no better choice for a keynote for your upcoming venture capital or startup event.  Kelly’s deep knowledge of the trends and best practices combined with an intimate understanding of the investor and startup culture makes him the ideal keynote speaker for your event.

Speaking topics include:

How to find and secure your first round of funding

How to create a pitch deck that closes investors FAST

Using publicity and social media to attract investors

How not to suck at presenting to investors

and more!

To learn more about having Scott speak at your event or join your panel, send us an to


Scott has spoken frequently in my marketing classes at Grand Canyon University. He is a dynamic and likeable speaker, which is why I continue to ask him back. Not only is the information he shares powerful and relevant, but he also presents in such a way that he engages the audience the entire time (which is no easy feat with students!). Scott is a wealth of information and is so generous in his willingness to share his experiences and knowledge. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone looking for an engaging knowledgeable speaker.Mindy Weinstein, Grand Canyon University

Whether working with students and/or seasoned career individuals, Scott is able to quickly engage them while simultaneously pulling them into a personal connection. Because of his knowledge and business intelligence, he’s able to verbalize an idea from concept to planning in a short amount of time. I’ve witnessed him do this within an audience of 25 as well as 125. – Orlando Harris, San Francisco State University

Scott is a dynamic speaker and an expert in fundraising and business development. As a speaker at several mastermind conferences, he has inspired his audiences with his real world stories, tips and strategies. I highly recommend Scott!Greg Reid, International Best Selling Author and Speaker

We recently had Scott speak at our Six Figure Mind Shift Branding & Marketing Power Lunch for real estate agents. Not only was he a captivating speaker from the stage, but the content of his presentation was a home run. He truly inspired our audience of agents as entrepreneurs. He was one of our audience’s favorites and I look forward to having him at another one of our events. I highly recommend Scott for your next event. –  Mike Weinstein, Six Figure Mind Shift, Founder

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