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Coronavirus Information and Resources for VCs and Startups

NVCA is closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working diligently to address the VC industry’s needs and provide resources that aim to help firms and portfolio companies during this challenging time.

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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.


Last year was the most active year in the U.S. for IPOs — a staggering 402 companies went public. And 2021 isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, the pace of company exits is expected to accelerate.  It’s a defining and, potentially, lucrative moment for everyone that built the company. Yet, many startup […]


House Antitrust Bill Threatens Innovation, Growth and Creation of New Innovative Companies

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) opposes the Platform Competition and Opportunity Act of 2021 (H.R. 3826), which would bar acquisitions of many venture-backed companies and therefore foreclose a key liquidity pathway for entrepreneurs.

2.9 million

is the average net jobs created annually between 1980 and 2010 by high-growth startups, which account for ~50% of gross jobs created in the U.S.


high-growth startups–across all 50 states and DC–raised venture funding in 2018 to build and grow their businesses.


of all U.S. IPOs from 1974 to 2015 were venture-backed companies, representing 63% of the market capitalization and 85% of R&D.

VC University ONLINE - June 2021 Cohort

June 1, 2021

The next VC University ONLINE cohort, which starts June 1, is now SOLD OUT. VC University ONLINE is the definitive online certificate course in venture finance from NVCA, Venture Forward, and Startup@BerkeleyLaw.

LP Office Hours: Spotlight on Fund of Funds

June 3, 2021

Venture Forward’s next LP Office Hours program is a great opportunity for emerging VC fund managers from diverse backgrounds to meet with fund of fund LPs, experienced GPs, and learn fundraising best practices. Apply by 4/30.

VC University LIVE at UNC

June 14-16, 2021

Our next VC University LIVE is happening with UNC. Anyone interested in emerging company finance can learn about cutting-edge issues in VC and connect with local leaders as well as Silicon Valley influencers.

NFTs – Explosive Growth and Where the Technology is Headed

June 17, 2021

Join NVCA & Orrick for a conversation with leading investors, issuers, and exchanges to discuss where the technology is headed and how NFTs can be leveraged for brand building and IP protection, additional revenue streams, and risk mitigation.

Small Business Set-Aside Programs: What You Need to Know

June 22, 2021

Join Cy Alba and Meghan Leemon, attorneys in PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group, as they discuss key details of the government’s small business set-aside programs.

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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