NVCA is open by invitation to all professional venture capital firms and corporate venture capital investors who are responsible for investing risk capital in developing companies or industries on a professional basis. Click here for membership eligibility requirements, dues structure and membership application. Membership includes a wide variety of benefits and services detailed below (or click here for an overview PDF).
NVCA is the leading public policy advocate for the venture capital industry. NVCA works with all branches of government, the media and organizations nationwide to foster a better understanding of how entrepreneurship and venture capital impacts the U.S. economy. In addition, NVCA provides many opportunities for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to become active in the policy formation process. Click here for more information about NVCA's policy activities.
NVCA's professional development programs are designed to enhance knowledge and encourage the sharing of information on best practices, industry trends, research, and strategy. NVCA holds regular webcasts on topics important to the venture community as well as periodic in-person meetings. Members also reap professional development benefits from NVCA publications, member-wide teleconferences, member peer group activities and information found on the NVCA website. For more information about NVCA's upcoming events and to access our webcast archive, please visit the NVCA Events page.
NVCA has partnered with TechAssure to offer its members VentureInsure,SM a suite of comprehensive insurance coverages and risk management services designed to protect venture capitalists and their investments at a competitive price. Click here for more information about VentureInsure.SM
Throughout the year, NVCA hosts several networking events designed to enhance members' contacts, professional development and deal flow. Networking opportunities cane be found at the NVCA Annual Meeting, regional networking luncheons, member peer group gatherings and various other Association events. Click here for more information about upcoming events.
Recognizing that the venture capital industry has become increasingly specialized and that members benefit greatly by having the opportunity to network with their peers who have similar investment interests as well as professional responsibilities, NVCA membership offers the opportunity to participate in several member peer groups that facilitate peer to peer interaction and knowledge sharing. These groups include: NVCA Cleantech Council, Medical & Innovation Competitiveness Coalition (MedIC), NVCA Corporate Venture Group, NVCA CFO Taskforce, NVCA Strategic Communications Group (Stratcom), and the Growth Equity Group. For more information about these groups, please click here.
NVCA encourages, underwrites and publicizes research and information on issues important to the venture ecosystem. Association publications include:
NVCA publishes quarterly venture capital industry statistics in conjunction with its research partners: Thomson Reuters, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Cambridge Associates. All NVCA members who participate in the quarterly MoneyTree survey are eligible to receive a 20% discount on ThomsonONE Private Equity (a Thomson Reuters’ online private equity database) subscriptions. The NVCA also offers members access to comprehensive industry benchmarks at the fund and portfolio company level through NVCA Benchmark Reporter. Click here more information about our research program, ThomsonOne Private Equity and NVCA Benchmark Reporter.
Through a new NVCA/Gigaom partnership, NVCA Member firms are eligible for an exclusive 50% discount on annual subscriptions to GigaOM Research and discounted access to Gigaom events. Gigaom Research provides timely, in-depth analysis for individual and corporate subscribers. To learn more about the special NVCA package, click here.
NVCA has arranged for its members to access a FoundersCard membership at 35% off the standard rate (firm-wide memberships also available). FoundersCard is a membership community for innovators that offers elite status, preferred pricing and VIP treatment from many of the leading airlines, first class hotels, lifestyle brands and business services that you and your firm already frequently use. Click here to be fast-tracked an invitation through which you can preview all FoundersCard member benefits and upcoming events.
NVCA serves as a clearinghouse for information regarding venture philanthropy, impact investing and social entrepreneurship. Click here to be taken to a resources page that includes information about the leading players and events in this emerging sector.
NVCA members are also encouraged to learn more about The Entrepreneurs Foundation and incorporate corporate citizenship programs at their firms and at their portfolio companies. For more information about The Entrepreneurs Foundation, please visit www.efbayarea.org.
For membership related inquiries, contact Terry Samm at 703.524.2549 or
To download a membership application in pdf format, click here.