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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 our Member Spotlight series where we give a profile overview of our many diverse members. For this deep dive, we spoke to Joe Horowitz, Managing General Partner at Icon Ventures and NVCA Board Member, to learn more about his firm.


MCIT Pathway Will Spur Medical Innovation and Improve U.S. Healthcare

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) submitted comments today to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the delayed effective date of the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT), a proposed coverage pathway for FDA-designated breakthrough devices. Originally slated to go into effect on March 15, the MCIT pathway seeks […]

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.

Venture Studio 101

April 27, 2021

The venture studio model is becoming more popular and impactful in driving startup creation and success. This program will bring together leaders from top venture studios across the country to share how they source, launch, and support new companies.

Tax Outlook for VC 2021

April 28, 2021

Join Carta and NVCA to learn how policymakers will approach tax reform and how it will affect the VCs and the portfolio companies they invest in.

Key Considerations for Venture Financing Transactions Involving Government Contractors

April 29, 2021

Join PilieroMazza and Blue Delta Capital Partners for a conversation on the unique set of factors that VCs should consider before entering into transactions involving companies that do business with the federal government.

CVCs as LPs (NVCA members only)

May 14, 2021

Join this session to hear from a diverse set of corporate venture investors on when, where, and why they are investing in traditional VC funds.

Digital Health Outlook Post Pandemic

May 18, 2021

Join investors and regulatory experts from Tusk Venture Partners for a conversation around post-pandemic adoption of virtual care and policies impacting the growth of digital health technologies.

VC University ONLINE - June 2021 Cohort

June 1, 2021

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

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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