What is Under the Radar?

Under the Radar is Silicon Valley’s most effective innovation showcase and business development conference. We bring leading decision makers together with pre-vetted startups that are disrupting the way traditional business is run. Through an intense vetting process, Dealmaker Media selects a handful of the industry's most compelling emerging startups to present to experts and CXOs looking to partner, buy or acquire new technologies. Under the Radar provides an unprecedented opportunity for large company executives who are responsible for leveraging innovation for competitive advantage to meet and learn about technology's early innovators. Each company has 6 minutes to pitch their company to a panel of active industry customers, along with an audience of early adopter technology insiders.


“Under the Radar always attracts the best investors, IT visionaries and elite startups. It continues to be the single best event for networking. ”

» Sunil Dhaliwal, General Partner, Battery Ventures

“Under the Radar is an excellent event. I tell everyone that it is probably one of the most valuable and interesting mobile events in the U.S.”

» Richard Ting, VP & ECD, R/GA

“Under the Radar was a great show to highlight Puppet Labs, and especially our strength in the cloud. The meetings I had with industry peers, investors and press were extremely valuable. I would definitely recommend this show to any early stage startup.”

» Luke Kanies, CEO, Puppet Labs

“I thoroughly enjoyed Under the Radar, it was brilliant. This really does set the benchmark for mobile technology events. There was a great selection of companies taking part, which of course makes or breaks such an event. Both the caliber of companies and diversity of offering was well chosen.”

» Daniel Rosen, Head of , AKQA Mobile

“Under the Radar was 2 days of intense networking with customers, partners and other startups. No other conference even comes close in quality or quantity of opportunities.”

» Jevon MacDonald, Co-Founder, GoInstant

“A great event. A great way for us to see where technology is heading and meet face-to-face with innovators and thought leaders.”

» Tom Peck, SVP & CIO, Levi Strauss & Company

“The level of networking on the conference was wonderful, but coaching calls were something extra. We participated in the Seedcamp and StartupWeek workshops, which were both very good, but this was even better. [The Dealmaker Team] did a great job helping us shape our message.”

» Marko Kovac, CEO and Founder, Salespod

“Wouldn't it have been nice to know about eBay or Google just as they were getting started? Under the Radar gives you that opportunity, bringing together a thoughtful mix of CIOs, investors, business development and other industry execs, analysts, and media into an entertaining and insightful high-speed short-form blitzkrieg of information and ideas. As these startups finish coming in Under the Radar, it means that they'll either soon be shot down, or accelerate to new heights.”

» Joe Weinman, Strategy and Emerging Service, AT&T