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$244 Billion
the amount spent on R&D from VC-backed public companies in 2020, up from essentially zero in the 1970s
960%
employment growth at VC-backed companies from 1990 to 2020 vs. 40% at total private sector
62.5%
of VC-backed jobs are distributed broadly accross the entire U.S.
75%
of the largest U.S. VC backed companies would not even exist or achieved their current scale without an active VC industry

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Upcoming Events

April 12, 2024
The Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the UVA Darden School of Business invites you to join us for the University of Virginia Venture Capital Conference (UVAVCC). This year, UVAVCC will explore the current landscape of Venture Capital and how market conditions are affecting the space from an LP, GP, and entrepreneurial perspective. Panel sessions will focus on various investing sectors such as cyber security, defense technology, healthcare, and consumer packaged goods. Program speakers will also detail approaches and ideas for how LPs invest given current market conditions and how entrepreneurs can successfully pitch to VCs. UVAVCC will close with a networking reception open to all conference participants.
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May 1, 2024
Due to a lack of large deals and low capital availability, 2024 is seeing the most investor-friendly venture market in over a decade. While companies return to the market to raise, Q1’s liquidity crunch resulted in only $9.3B venture capital raised across 100 US VC funds. The issue of capital availability continues to put pressure on startups. Dwindling cash runways coupled with a stagnant exit environment have created intense challenges. These ongoing hurdles are driving startups and their investors to approach the new year with great caution. In partnership with the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and sponsored by J.P. MorganDentons, and Deloitte, this webinar will highlight key findings from the Q1 2024 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor report and what investors should consider for the year ahead.
  • 2024 started on a lackluster note for venture dealmaking. Deal value for Q1 2024 surfaced a 29.0% decline from the same quarter a year ago.
  • Exit value remains low, but recent listings show signs optimism for IPO window to warm up.
  • The imbalance of capital demand and supply is being most acutely felt in venture-growth stage investments.
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May 2, 2024
We are excited to honor VC industry leaders at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco on May 2nd. We are thrilled to announce that registration is now open! Please join us to celebrate the venture industry and honor those who have made significant contributions to foster innovation, advance technology, and drive new company formation.
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