NVCA plays a vital role in America’s entrepreneurial economy. At NFC, we are strong believers in need for a voice, both in D.C. and nationally, regarding favorable tax, immigration, patent reform, capital formation, pro-risk capital regulation, etc. Since joining the Association, we’ve also been pleased to see the focus on regional investing. More evenly distributed access to capital, and hence economic opportunity, will be vital to closing the income inequality gap and providing for a better future for America’s often ignored communities.
The NVCA membership has been a great resource to us as. In particular, we’ve attended small dinners that NVCA organizes which has sparked conversation and connections with other emerging and experienced VCs that continued beyond the events. This has allowed us to share our investment thesis and deal flow with investors that we’ve met through the NVCA network. We also appreciate that they are intentional about diversity with events and support focused on women investors, and have reached out to us to make sure we’re included. Additionally, through the NVCA we have been able to take advantage of the access to Pitchbook, which has allowed us to extend access to all members of our investment team.
True Ventures has been a long time supporter of NVCA, and could not be more delighted. The NVCA team in Washington DC are incredibly well informed advocates for our venture capital industry, with deep contacts to policy makers on Capitol Hill. With all of the regulatory, and political uncertainties, Bobby and his team have been invaluable in helping legislators and regulators appreciate what we do, and why a vibrant technology ecosystem is one of the country’s most valuable assets.
NVCA has helped MiLA stay informed and engaged in critical topics. As members, we’ve been able to get in front of issues that can help or harm startups such as CFIUS and R&D credits. We are also able to participate in special gatherings across the US that help us optimize our time, such as the VC Strategic Communications event with tips straight from Forbes and Techcrunch writers. And, I’ve been able to lobby on issues that will keep US venture capital competitive. I also appreciate the NVCA’s work to open doors for immigrant founders (e.g., startup visa) and underrepresented talent.