CVC Forum

CVC Forum

Date: February 13, 2020 Time: 11:30 - 1:30 Venue: Santa Clara, CA
For CVCs, investors, strategy and corporate development executives


CVCs Investing in Air and Space

Urbanization is a global trend in which the world’s population is becoming increasingly concentrated into cities. Urban air mobility (UAM) is an idea at least as old as the Jetsons. But recent developments in electric vehicle technology and the belief that aerial mobility in could be a game changer to solve the congestion problem has stimulated recent investments in UAM. In addition to venture capital, technology companies, automotive OEMs, aircraft OEMs are investing into this area. In this panel, we’ll have representatives from CVCs discuss their viewpoints on the opportunities in urban air mobility and the enabling technologies needed for this emerging era of aviation.


John Su
Hyundai Motor Company
John combines his experiences in tech startups and automotive engineering and manufacturing in his role as the head of CRADLE. He believes that our ability to travel and move is a critical determinant of an individual’s overall quality of life.

Prior to joining Hyundai Motor Company, he worked at General Motors, Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), and several Silicon Valley startups where he has had roles in corporate investing, product management, and R&D. John has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University and an MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.


11:30 – 12:00 Registration and Lunch
12:00 – 01:30 Panel discussion and Q/A
01:30 – 02:00 Networking

CVC Program Chairs
Kumar Velu
Elias Reyes

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Host: John Park, Partner, Morgan Lewis

Morgan Lewis At Morgan Lewis, we work in collaboration. We work around the clock and around the world—always ready, always on—to respond to the needs of our clients and craft powerful solutions for them. From our 30 offices* in North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, we work with clients ranging from established, global Fortune 100 companies to enterprising startups.