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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.


In 2021, NVCA successfully navigated significant policy challenges and opportunities for the venture capital industry. Our activity was driven by two main factors. On the one hand, there is new excitement around the promise of the startup ecosystem and its ability to solve key problems. Many policymakers understand how venture-backed companies are addressing the ongoing […]


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

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.

Webinar with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

February 2, 2022

Join Venture Forward, NVCA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a discussion on the Biden-Harris Administration policy agenda, the SBA’s focus on emerging managers and support for underrepresented investors, and other important SBA priorities that impact the venture ecosystem.


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.

2022 Market Trends and Macroeconomic Outlook for VCs

February 17, 2022

Join First Republic Bank, in association with NVCA, for a market update for VC investors in the US. We will share the latest insights on the economy, policy, financial markets and investment opportunities and will touch on current events.

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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