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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.


Welcome to the NVCA Blog series, Building Better, where we celebrate the dynamic relationship between our VC members and their innovative portfolio companies around the nation. For today’s Building Better, we spoke with Bill Baumel, Managing Director at Ohio Innovation Fund (OIF), and with Amanda Epp, CEO of ScriptDrop, an OIF portfolio company. Learn about their […]


Venture Capital Exit Values Achieved Second Highest Total Ever in Q3 Despite Continued Uncertainty

SEATTLE, October 13, 2020 – Though external economic headwinds due to the coronavirus pandemic persisted in the third quarter, venture capital (VC) exit activity saw a major uptick, achieving the second highest exit values on record, according to the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, the authoritative quarterly report on venture capital activity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem jointly […]

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.

Use Intellectual Property to Unlock New Sources of Capital

October 28, 2020

Join NVCA & Aon as we discuss IP valuation, IP-backed lending, and how your company can use its intangible assets to access capital.

The Resilience of US VC in Q3 2020: Overcoming a Pandemic

October 29, 2020

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

Industry 4.0: VC Outlook

November 12, 2020

Join NVCA and leading VC investors to discuss the latest trends, insights, and predictions on “Industry 4.0,” bringing digital innovation to the manufacturing sector.

VC University LIVE with SMU

November 12-14, 2020

Our next VC University LIVE is happening virtually with SMU. 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.

Strategic Operations & Policy Summit

November 17-19, 2020

Join your peers virtually for NVCA’s annual conference focused on the critical role CFOs and senior operations professionals play at VC firms. This summit comprises technical topics, leadership development, and industry-related policy content.

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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