CTA Match

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, producer of the annual CES in Las Vegas, brings together startup founders and some of the most influential investors and corporations in the world for curated, one-on-one matchmaking events. 

What is CTA Match?

CTA Match is a selective and sought-after benefit designed to foster meaningful connections between emerging entrepreneurs and established investors and corporations. By leveraging a curated matchmaking process, the program identifies and brings together entrepreneurs with investors and corporations that share similar industry interests, focus, and investment philosophies.

How It Works:

The matching process is based on several criteria including industry category and company focus, stage of the company's development, and alignment with the investment thesis of the participating investors and corporations. This ensures that the matchmaking process is tailored to the specific needs and goals of each participant, maximizing the chances of successful connections.

The virtual CTA Match session in the spring allows participants from all over the world to connect and interact, regardless of location. CTA Match at CES launches in the fall, culminating with in-person connections occurring during CES in January in Las Vegas.


Jessica Yip, A&K Robotics

Lawrence Richenstein, WePower 

Casey Estrada, Founders First Capital Partners 
“The CTA Match event provided an effective and efficient way to meet with the most innovative startups at CES 2023. With an opportunity to review pre-curated companies in my firm’s area of investment interest and dual-opt in match system, my colleague and I were able to meet a slate of companies that were both interesting to our firm and who were interested in meeting us. Bravo to the CTA for a program that brings together members of their community to fuel the global innovation ecosystem.”
Eric Hsia Translink Capital

"CTA Match has been of incredible value to our software startup. It was an excellent opportunity to be matched with investors that were not on our radar. Getting matched has been smooth and easy for us, as CTA did most of the heavy lifting in vetting startups and matching them with potential investors. I recommend CTA Match to anyone looking for new investors in North America.”
Karl Heinz Frankeser METAVSHN

How to Submit – Virtual CTA Match 2023

Startup submissions for the virtual CTA Match are now closed. If selected, participants will be notified by mid-June and provided details regarding connecting with their designated investor(s). Please note that you may be matched with more than one investor.

Additional Details:

  • You must be a CTA member to participate.
  • There is no fee to submit an application to participate in CTA Match.
  • This is a virtual program. If selected, your contact information will be exchanged with your matches so that you may coordinate your meetings independently.
  • Completing the application form for CTA Match does not guarantee you will be selected.
  • All startup submissions must be received by midnight PT, May 12, 2023. If selected, participants will be notified by mid-June of their matches along with meeting instructions.

Member Benefit

Only CTA members are eligible to participate in CTA Match. Please contact Deb Kassoff if your company is not yet a member and is interested in joining.