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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.


Congress has trained its sights on Big Tech: several antitrust bills have been introduced. But one bill stands apart because it would affect more than large tech companies – it harms American entrepreneurs who launch new enterprises and are responsible for our economic dynamism. Policymakers must take care to protect the startup model that has […]


Senate Antitrust Bill Hurts Innovation, Growth and Creation of New Innovative American Companies

Washington, DC – NVCA President and CEO Bobby Franklin says threatening American made innovation is the wrong way to address Big Tech. The newly introduced Platform Competition and Opportunity Act from Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tom Cotton (R-AK) would bar acquisitions of many venture-backed companies and therefore be a major disincentive to entrepreneurship. “Startups […]

$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

Big Forces in CVC – Series

November 18, 2021
December 14, 2021
January 26, 2022

NVCA, in partnership with Sidley, presents “Big Forces in CVC,” a 3-part series examining key themes shaping corporate venture in 2021 and beyond.

Session 1: What does it mean to structure a venture fund?

Session 2: IP Management in CVC

Session 3: ESG in CVC

Commercializing Innovation in Physical Sciences Roundtable

December 15, 2021

Join Arch Venture Partners, in partnership with NVCA, for a physical sciences roundtable discussion led by a panel of experts.

Spotlight on North Carolina

December 16, 2021

Join NVCA, in partnership with SVB for our tenth Spotlight, featuring investors and leaders discussing innovation and entrepreneurship across the Tar Heel state.

NVCA Healthcare Member Mixer

January 12, 2021

Join healthcare investors within the NVCA member community, in partnership with Gunderson Dettmer and Silicon Valley Bank, for drinks and conversation in San Francisco.

This event is for NVCA members. Please contact Jenny Zemel to learn more.

VC University ONLINE February 2022

February 2022 Scholarship applications for VC University ONLINE are now open!

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.

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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