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Coronavirus Information and Resources for VCs and Startups

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 our Member Spotlight series where we give a profile overview of our many diverse members. For this deep dive, we spoke to Linda Greub, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Avestria.


US Venture Exit Value Achieved $290 Billion in 2020 Alongside Record Years for Investment and Fundraising Activity

SEATTLE, January 14, 2021 – Though the past year had a lot of uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the US VC industry demonstrated its resilience and long-term mindset, achieving new records in total exit value, deal value and capital raised by VC funds, according to the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, the authoritative quarterly […]

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.

Application Deadline: Comms 101: Building Your Brand as a VC Investor

January 15, 2021

Venture Forward and Sparkpr are partnering to produce a new, virtual educational program – Comms 101: Building Your Brand as a VC Investor, which will provide training to twenty early-career underrepresented VCs on the fundamentals of brand-building.

Application Deadline: Comms 201: Media Training for Emerging Voices in VC

January 15, 2021

Venture Forward and Sparkpr are partnering to produce a new, virtual educational program – Comms 201: Media Training for Emerging Voices in VC, which will provide training to 10 underrepresented mid-career VCs, on media strategy and best practices for public speaking.

2021 Outlook: Investing in Life Sciences

January 21, 2021

Hosted by NVCA, Orrick, and Signature Bank, leading VC investors and life science experts discuss venture investing in the year ahead, including the continued impact of the pandemic and broader market dynamics.

VC University ONLINE - February 2021 Cohort

February 1, 2021

Register for the February 2021 cohort of VC University ONLINE, the definitive online certificate course in venture finance. Seats are filled on a rolling basis, so register soon.

VC University LIVE with UNC

June 3-5, 2021

Our next VC University LIVE is happening with UNC. Anyone interested in emerging company finance can learn about cutting-edge issues in VC and connect with local leaders as well as Silicon Valley influencers.

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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