Another Successful Leadership Gala in the Books

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A week has passed since our sold-out Leadership Gala and the glowing reviews keep rolling in. From our members and non-members, board of directors, sponsors, and the media, everyone is raving about the event and already marking their calendars for 2018. Now in its third year, the Leadership Gala was the brainchild of former NVCA… Read more »

A Look Back at the Leadership Gala & Summit

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Last Thursday leaders from across venture capital and the entrepreneurial ecosystem converged on the Palace Hotel in San Francisco for the NVCA Leadership Gala & Summit.  The event was a huge success and provided for a great opportunity to download a little content, network with peers and reconnect with NVCA.

Silicon Valley Super Bowl: A look at the Colorado and North Carolina ecosystems

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On Sunday night the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will square off in the 50th installment of America’s greatest televised sporting event.  With Super Bowl 50 being held at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, CA and big name corporate tech sponsors like Apple, Google, Uber and others attaching their brands to the event, it’s no… Read more »

Venture-Backed Startups Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation in Cybersecurity Protection

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The venture capital ecosystem has deployed over $10 billion to cybersecurity companies since 2012.  As the frequency and severity of cyber-attacks increase unabated, venture investment into cybersecurity startups will continue to grow, placing venture capitalists and the entrepreneurs they support on the frontlines of our country’s cyber defense capabilities. 

Shaping the President’s Executive Order on Immigration to Benefit the Startup Ecosystem

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As the Obama Administration begins to sketch out the details of the President’s executive order on immigration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has requested that interested stakeholders submit their recommendations on how best to implement the president’s proposed reforms. With immigration reform having long been a top priority of NVCA, we wasted no time… Read more »

View from Ohio on Increasing Diversity in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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Based in Independence, Ohio, MainStreet Inclusion Advisors (MSIA) is a national consultancy and entrepreneurial development firm specializing in connecting historically disconnected and underserved populations. Whether entrepreneurs or investors seek deal flow, capital or talent, MSIA focuses on building bridges between minority communities and mainstream communities.  

NVCA provides key data and, more importantly, the context

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Conner Forrest of TechRepublic published an article today, How 2014 could become the year of the startup, making the case that we could see a strong year for startups due to a rise in venture capital investment and exits through mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings. Our most recent quarterly PwC/NVCA MoneyTree™ Report based… Read more »