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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.


Black employees comprised 3% of all investment partners at U.S. VC firms in 2018, and 1% of total venture funding went to Black or African American startup founders in 2020. As an industry, we are far from where we should be with respect to Black representation among senior leaders. We have a long way to […]


Innovation Coalition Calls on President Biden to Implement the International Entrepreneur Rule

WASHINGTON, DC – A coalition of 16 organizations representing the U.S. innovation, entrepreneurship, and startup ecosystems sent a letter today to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Majorkas asking him to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER). IER, originally put in place at the end of the Obama Administration, would work similar to […]

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.

NVCA Spotlight on Austin

March 2, 2021

NVCA is launching a new series to highlight VC ecosystems in geographies across the country. Join the first session featuring Austin, with top VCs and entrepreneurs in dialogue on why the city is attracting so much attention at the start of 2021.

2021 NVCA Venture Capital Awards Ceremony

March 9, 2021

The NVCA Venture Capital Awards Ceremony celebrates the venture industry and honors those who have made significant contributions to foster innovation, advance technology, and drive new company formation.

Trends in M&A Post-closing Claims

March 18, 2021

Join SRS Acquiom and a panel of experts to explore post-closing activity trends highlighted in their recent 2020 Claims Insights Report, including a deep dive into purchase price adjustments, highlights from the COVID-era, and more.

Qualified Small Business Stock: What to Know about Tax and Installment Sales

March 23, 2021

In partnership with NVCA, GW & Wade will lead a discussion on what every founder and investor should know about QSBS, founder shares, and investments made in early stage companies.

Impact of Antitrust Scrutiny and Proposed Regulatory Changes on VCs and Startups

March 24, 2021

Join this discussion of how congressional pressure to modify existing antitrust laws, heightened antitrust scrutiny, and other developments will impact many VCs and their portfolio companies.

Creative Deal Sourcing in Unusual Times

March 26, 2021

2020 presented challenges, and opportunities, for sourcing and closing deals, and the year ahead presents more uncertainty. Join rising VCs for a dynamic discussion on strategies to find great deals in our current unprecedented environment.

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.

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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