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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 Ben Savage, Partner at Clocktower Technology Ventures, and with Steve Seigel & Miles Beckett of Flossy, a Clocktower portfolio company.


Startup Visas Would Ignite U.S. Economy & Job Creation

WASHINGTON, DC – After years of advocating for a Startup Visa, the National Venture Capital Association was thrilled to see the introduction of the Let Immigrants Kickstart Employment (LIKE) Act by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA). The legislation would establish a Startup Visa allowing foreign-born entrepreneurs to launch high-growth companies and create jobs in the United […]

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.


Summer 2021 Strategic Communications Workshop

August 25, 2021

Join NVCA and StratComm peers for a discussion on public policy communications and identifying and implementing strategies for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive ecosystem.

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.

Strategic Operations & Policy Summit

October 20-21, 2021

Our annual conference for VC firm CFOs, COOs, and senior finance or operations professionals will cover technical topics, leadership development, and industry-related policy content.

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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