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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 Julia Huang, Managing Director of Amex Ventures, and with Matthew Bellows, Co-Founder of BodesWell.io, an Amex Ventures portfolio company.


Venture Activity on Pace to Shatter 2020 Records

SEATTLE, July 14, 2021 – U.S. venture capital activity was up across all phases of the ecosystem in the first half of the year, according to the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, the authoritative quarterly report jointly produced by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association with support from Silicon Valley Bank.

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 2020 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.


Corporate Venture Capital: Successfully Exiting Portfolio Company Positions

July 29, 2021

Join NVCA and King & Spalding for a discussion on how best to manage the CVC portfolio company exit process.

Innovating for Small Businesses

August 3, 2021

Join American Express, in partnership with NVCA, for a webinar on how VCs can support small businesses.

Spotlight on Minneapolis

August 31, 2021

Join NVCA for our sixth city Spotlight, featuring investors and entrepreneurs discussing the innovation community in Minneapolis.

VC University ONLINE - September 2021 Cohort

September 1, 2021 (Cohort Starts)

Registration is now open for the September 2021 cohort of VC University ONLINE, which provides a structured introduction and practical training on venture capital for anyone interested in emerging company finance.

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.

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