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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.


New research reveals that taxing carried interest at ordinary income rates will harm new venture capital (VC) fund formation in emerging technology regions in the United States. The study, by Professors Yael Hochberg and John Barrios (of Rice University and Washington University in St. Louis, respectively), finds that taxing carried interest as ordinary income would […]


Expedited Coverage for Medical Technologies Will Drive Healthcare Innovation

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association strongly urges the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expedite coverage for innovative medical technologies by prioritizing reforms to the reimbursement process. The existing reimbursement policy and the uncertainty that follows approval of new medical products has led to the decline in medical device investment […]

$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

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.

Building a Regenerative Future: Startups with Climate Change Solutions

October 26, 2021

NVCA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are hosting an innovative webinar on how NSF and venture-backed startups are playing an integral role in advancing climate change solutions.

Spotlight on Detroit

November 2, 2021

Join NVCA, in partnership with Gunderson Dettmer, for our eighth city Spotlight, featuring investors discussing the innovation community in Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Best Practices for Building & Implementing a VC Fund Manager Compliance Program

November 4, 2021

NVCA and experts from ACA Group and Northgate Capital will walk through best practices for building and implementing a compliance program at a VC fund manager.

LP Office Hours: Foundations & Endowments

November 16 2021

The 6th LP Office Hours program will focus on foundation and endowment LPs and provide 25 emerging managers from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to learn about the fundraising process, GP-LP relationship management and more from LPs and experienced GPs, in an open, honest, and collaborative environment.

Big Forces in CVC – 3 Part 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

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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