It only took four years, eight months, and ten days, but the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) is now set to unleash new entrepreneurial energy in the United States. It is said that good things come to those who wait. But waiting is not enough in policy advocacy: IER is here today due to a sustained […]
One of the central strategies of the American Jobs Plan is to use increased innovation activity to make progress on three critical societal challenges: climate change, access to economic opportunity, and competition with China. The bill seeks to accomplish this by using government resources to seed commercial activity through research programs, education and training, facility […]
Venture capital investment is often associated with job creation and higher wages, innovation, and economic growth, as numerous studies have found. A primary reason for this is the power of equity investment, where investors aligned with the long-term goals of a growth company provide capital to finance activities that lead to value creation over a […]
Welcome to our VC Policy Pulse series, where we speak with a VC or founder on a policy issue that is having a major impact on the venture and startup ecosystem. Today, we’re speaking with the founder of a VC-backed startup about the International Entrepreneur Rule. Yiannis Yiakoumis founded Selfie Networks in 2017 and since […]
Welcome to our VC Policy Pulse series, where we speak with VC investors on policy issues that are having a major impact on the VC and startup ecosystem. Today, we’re hearing from Justin Klein and Kirk Nielsen, co-founders & Managing Partners of Vensana Capital, about the effects of federal policy on medical device innovation in […]
The world has anxiously waited for encouraging news about COVID-19 vaccine candidates. Happily, this news came right before Thanksgiving, with Moderna reporting that its vaccine is more than 94% effective and Pfizer indicating that its vaccine was similarly effective.
At NVCA, we understand that venture capital powers the American economy, and we advocate that venture is a key component to keeping our economy strong through the COVID-19 pandemic fallout. American startups are the most innovative companies in the world, and many that are backed by VC are currently using their resources and human capital […]
Welcome to the first blog in our VC Policy Pulse series, where we speak with a VC investor on a policy issue that is having a major impact on the VC and startup ecosystem. Today, we’re hearing from Mark Kvamme, Co-Founder & Partner at Drive Capital and former NVCA Board Member, about the effects of […]
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, many U.S. VC-backed startups are helping fight the virus by developing, testing, and implementing treatments that can manage, alleviate, or even prevent the symptoms of COVID-19. The venture industry is proud to support these innovative companies by providing capital and strategic guidance that is essential to […]
Many of America’s startups are currently researching and producing advanced technologies needed to fight COVID-19. Nimble, high-growth companies have frequently re-defined the boundaries of science and technology, and many startups are using their capabilities and expertise to find and develop the technology-driven solutions needed to get past this pandemic.