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The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers the next generation of American companies that will fuel the economy of tomorrow.

As the voice of the U.S. venture capital and startup community, NVCA advocates for public policy that supports the American entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Welcome to our Member Spotlight series where we give a profile overview of our many diverse members. For this deep dive, we spoke to Amelia Gandara, Principal at Nationwide Ventures to learn more about her firm.


U.S. Venture Capital Activity Soars to New Highs in 2021 as Deal Value Exceeds $300 Billion and Fundraising Tops $100 Billion

SEATTLE – Venture capital dealmaking, exit and fundraising values all broke records in 2021 by stunning amounts, according to the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, the authoritative quarterly report produced by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association with support from Insperity.

$244 Billion

the amount spent on R&D from VC-backed public companies in 2020, up from essentially zero in the 1970s


high-growth startups–across all 50 states and DC–raised venture funding in 2020 to build and grow their businesses.

One Fifth

the U.S. VC industry is casually responsible for the rise one fifth of the current largest 300 U.S. public companies.


of the largest U.S. VC backed companies would not even exist or achieved their current scale without an active VC industry

Big Forces in CVC – Series

November 18, 2021
December 14, 2021
January 26, 2022

NVCA, in partnership with Sidley, presents “Big Forces in CVC,” a 3-part series examining key themes shaping corporate venture in 2021 and beyond.

Session 1: What does it mean to structure a venture fund?

Session 2: IP Management in CVC

Session 3: ESG in CVC

Evaluating Public Listing Alternatives

January 27, 2022

Join EY, in partnership with NVCA, for a webinar that will provide a real-time update on the key public listing trends, highlighting the similarities, differences, and challenges of how alternative exits such as SPACs and direct listings inform firm decision-making processes.

SOLD OUT VC University ONLINE February 2022

February 2022 Scholarship applications for VC University ONLINE are now closed!

VC University ONLINE is a self-paced certificate course that democratizes access to education on venture capital for entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys, and anyone else interested in emerging company finance. The next cohort will begin on February 1, 2022. General registration will open on Monday, December 13.

Venture Monitor Q4

February 2, 2022

PitchBook and NVCA are hosting “Venturing into new territory: A look at VC’s record-breaking 2021” in partnership with Insperity.

CVC 2.0: New Models for Investing & Engagement

February 16, 2022

Join corporate innovation leaders from today’s pioneering SaaS companies to examine “CVC 2.0,” the latest trends in how an increasing number of CVCs are structured and approach venture investing.

Spotlight on Colorado

February 23, 2022

Join NVCA, in partnership with Cooley for our first 2022 regional Spotlight, featuring investors and leaders discussing the innovation community in Colorado.

Using Relationship Data to Catch More Unicorns

March 2, 2022

Join Affinity, in partnership with NVCA, as a panel of experts discuss trends as well as the role of relationship intelligence in driving the deals that turn investments into unicorns.

NEW DATE 2022 NVCA Venture Capital Awards Ceremony

June 2, 2022

Our annual Leadership Gala will be held at the St. Regis in San Francisco. This must-attend event celebrates the venture industry and honors those who have made significant contributions to advancing the industry.

NVCA unites the U.S. venture ecosystem to support the formation of high-growth companies and ensure the U.S. remains the most competitive environment in the world for entrepreneurs.

NVCA is a nonprofit association powered by our members. We convene venture capital investors, entrepreneurs, and industry partners to shape public policy priorities, to develop new industry initiatives, to provide premier research, and to participate in professional development opportunities with their peers.

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