VCs and Opportunity Zones

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Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting Navin Sethi with Ernst & Young LLP on a webinar to discuss the new Opportunity Zones program created by the recent tax cut law (if you missed it, click here for a recording). Navin frequently counsels wealth and asset management firms on partnership tax matters as well as… Read more »

We Need to Update the Definition of a VC, Here’s Why

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Last week, NVCA sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offering recommendations for how the agency could modernize the definition of “venture capital fund” to more accurately reflect the industry as it looks today. Why is this important? Because this definition governs which private funds can be Exempt Reporting Advisors (ERAs) and… Read more »

A Tax Reform Agenda for the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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Tax policy is one of the most powerful economic levers that policymakers have at their disposal. So it is concerning to see that instead of modernizing the tax code to recognize and support entrepreneurship, tax policy discussions in Washington have been more likely to focus on increasing taxes on the entrepreneurial ecosystem. For example, there… Read more »

Correcting The Record On How QSBS Impacts The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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At NVCA we are committed to helping policymakers craft pro-growth policies that help startups continue to drive the U.S. economy and encourage job creation.  So when we see articles that fail to understand how innovation and entrepreneurship work, it is our responsibility to correct the record.  This recent article in Politico makes just this mistake… Read more »