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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.


2020 has been a turbulent and unprecedented year. But startups have benefited from corporate venture capital (CVC) activity, and CVC will help the country on the road to economic recovery. Many would expect that if deal activity falls across the venture capital industry due to an economic downturn or other developments, deal activity with CVC […]


NVCA Partners with Aumni to Add Market Analysis to the NVCA Model Legal Documents

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today announced that it has partnered with Aumni, an investment analytics company, to provide extensive market insights into deal terms found in executed venture financing agreements. By analyzing over 35,000 transactions, representing more than 17,000 unique investors and spanning a decade of data, NVCA and Aumni […]

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.


Re-Imagining Your Brand & Marketing Strategy During Covid-19

July 23, 2020

The “Next Normal” is only the first link in a chain of evolution that’s about to take place because of the COVID-19 disruption. Get perspectives on this massive change from VC marketers who will provide insights to help you benchmark where you are now, and where you’re going.

The Evolution of US VC During the COVID-19 Crisis

August 5, 2020

Join PitchBook and NVCA for a panel discussion on how investors are responding to the current market environment as well as what opportunities and pitfalls the pandemic has introduced to the US venture landscape.

Stanford-NVCA Venture Capital Symposium 2020

October 6-7, 2020

This 2020 special online edition of the Stanford-NVCA Venture Capital Symposium will explore some of the most significant governance challenges facing the VC industry during the pandemic and resulting economic crisis.

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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