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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.


We are pleased to publish this blog post by guest author Trafton Kenney, in collaboration with NVCA Member, 500 Startups What type of CVC are you? What’s the best way to stand out in an increasingly crowded corporate venture space?


Fed Moves to Allow Banks to Invest in VC Funds

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) was thrilled today to see that the Federal Reserve proposed to modify the Volcker Rule to allow commercial banks to once again invest in venture capital funds as limited partners (LPs). The Volcker Rule’s prohibition on financial institution investment into venture capital created an unnecessary roadblock […]

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.

Seattle Happy Hour

March 9, 2020

NVCA’s Leadership Happy Hour kicks off on March 9th at PitchBook Seattle for a night of conversation with local investors and outlook on NVCA’s current priorities and initiatives.

Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium

March 10-11, 2020

The Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium offers practical guidance on achieving success as a venture capitalist in a rapidly changing marketplace.

NVCA’s Politics & Priorities

March 12, 2020

Join your colleagues and fellow VC leaders at our annual gathering of NVCA members to get the definitive update on how the election and presidential policy will affect the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

NVCA Leadership Gala

March 12, 2020

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

2020 VC Brunch at SXSW

March 15, 2020

Have your tickets for SXSW yet? Mark your calendar to meet us at Capital Factory to enjoy a local breakfast with a global group of venture capitalists.

Best Practices on Building and Implementing a Compliance Manual

March 20, 2020

Join NVCA and experts from ACA Compliance and Proskauer as they walk through best practices on building and implementing a compliance manual.

Navigating VC Crisis Communications

April 2, 2020

This event gathers VC marketing, communications, and IR professionals to learn how to master the ins-and-outs on crisis communications.

VC University Online - Fourth Online Cohort

June 1, 2020

This virtual venture finance certificate program offers entrepreneurs, angel investors, VCs, attorneys, and anyone else looking to learn the nuts and bolts of VC with 20 hours of online content, virtual office hours, and monthly webinars.

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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