Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs are Crucial for America’s Future

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On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security was scheduled to begin receiving applications from foreign-born startup founders under the International Entrepreneur Rule. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration delayed the rule with an eye on eventually rescinding it, shutting down a commonsense policy tool that would have kept job-creators in the U.S. to build their companies here… Read more »

Emerging Managers are Pushing the VC Industry Forward

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The formation of new venture capital funds is critical to the future of innovation. What does it take to become a venture capital investor? Emerging managers—teams raising their first venture capital funds—face myriad challenges in the process of getting their first funds off the ground. Which limited partners should Emerging Managers target? What are the… Read more »

Superpower vs Upstart: The Super Bowl’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

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On Sunday night, the New England Patriots clash with the Atlanta Falcons in a Super Bowl matchup that pits two football franchises with wildly different recent histories.  The Patriots come into the game as the most successful, and to some infamous, NFL franchise over the last 16 years.  The coach/quarterback combination of Bill Belichick and… Read more »

Charitable Giving as a Venture Capital Exit Strategy

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Most venture capitalists are quite generous when it comes to donating and giving back to communities, causes and charities.  But while it’s well known that venture capitalists are very charitable, less understood is how venture capitalists donate and what complexities they have to manage when making philanthropic contributions. To help answer those questions, we sat… Read more »

New Member Spotlight: Flying Into the Venture Space with Bonny Simi and JetBlue Technology Ventures

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The uptick in the number of active corporate venture units in recent years has added plenty of new faces to the entrepreneurial ecosystem, but few of them are as unique as former Olympic athlete, long-time commercial pilot, and former airline executive Bonny Simi, the President of the new JetBlue Technology Ventures. NVCA recently sat down… Read more »