Venture Capital and Private Equity Keynote Speaker

Keynotes that spark a mindset & movement of everyday creativity, agility & resilience for every box on your org chart from innovation keynote speaker Josh Linkner.

Top Venture Capital and Private Equity Keynote Speaker

Selecting the perfect keynote speaker for your upcoming venture capital and private equity event is an important decision.

Entrepreneur, venture investor, and bestselling author Josh Linkner will bring your event to life with his extensive experience and unique perspective in venture capital and private equity.

Linkner is the founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners, a $55 million early-stage tech fund helping to rebuild his hometown of Detroit through entrepreneurship. Throughout his twenty-five-year career, he’s raised over $100 million of venture capital and been involved in the funding or launch of over one hundred startups. He was the founder of five tech companies, which sold for a combined exit value of over $200 million. He has deep experience in the venture capital, private equity and startup finance arenas – from being on both sides of M&A deals, to large-scale recaps, to funding from seed through Series D financings. He has co-invested with industry giants including Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, and Lightbank Capital. Additionally, Josh has delivered keynotes at dozens of venture and PE events including: Ohio Venture Association, Edison Ventures Leadership Summit, Michigan Growth Symposium, ACG Capital Summit, Turnaround Management Association, Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association, Inc. Magazine’s GrowCo, and Startup Miami. He has also spoken to many major financial institutions from banks to wealth management to credit card processors.

With extensive, personal, and direct experience as a venture capitalist and venture-funded entrepreneur, there is no better choice for a keynote for your upcoming venture capital or private equity event.

Linkner’s deep knowledge of the trends and best practices combined with an intimate understanding of the VC/PE culture and language makes him the ideal keynote speaker for your event.


Josh Linkner has helped millions of people become everyday innovators at leading companies.

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Amazing, energizing, entertaining, humorous, and actionable learnings, things we can do right away. Josh created just the right finish and exclamation point in our program.”

Josh Linkner lays out a roadmap that guides individuals, teams, and companies to higher levels of creativity. It is a journey that leads to better ideas and breakthrough thinking.”


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5 Ways Josh Turns Your Event Up To “11”


Sparks a mindset & movement.

His authentic, relatable, research-backed content - with real-world case studies and a high-energy delivery - will inspire your audience to uncover and activate new opportunities every day.


Moves your team into action.

Your audience will not only be energized, motivated, and inspired, they’ll become better equipped with specific tools, frameworks, and techniques to drive meaningful results in the months and years ahead.


Handcrafted, not canned.

Josh takes the time to listen deeply before custom-building a keynote experience just for you. This ensures that every minute is on-point, relevant, and targeted to your unique challenges and opportunities.


Real and accessible.

Josh applies Find A Way™ principles in his everyday work as a leader, venture capitalist, musician, and author. Leaders inspired by his keynote often reach out to him for help finding a way in their everyday work.

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Impact - 11, Drama - 0.

Coming from a place of humility and service, Josh believes that a great keynote is about the audience, not the speaker. Meeting professionals often call Josh one of the best keynote speakers to work with.