NIH is the World’s Largest Early Stage Life Sciences Investor That You Didn’t Know About

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Charlotte Savercool

What can NIH offer to NVCA member firm’s life science portfolio companies? How can you get access to NIH funded companies? Since when does NIH have Entrepreneurs in Residence? Check out the answers to these questions and more in our first Q&A session with NIH investment executives, Dr. Ethel Rubin and John Sullivan. To cultivate the relationship between NIH and NVCA members, Ethel and John will be publishing a variety of Q&A sessions on topics such as NIH non-dilutive funding, resources open to investors, recent VC deals from their portfolio, and more. (more…)

Building Better: Rev1 Ventures & MentorcliQ

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Cassie Ann Hodges

Welcome to the NVCA Blog series, Building Better, where we celebrate the dynamic relationship between our VC members and their innovative portfolio companies around the nation. For today’s Building Better, we spoke with Tom Walker, President & Chief Executive Officer at Rev1 Ventures, and with Phil George, Co-Founder & CEO of MentorcliQ, a Rev1 portfolio company. Learn about their partnership in the Q&A below! (more…)

VCs Advocate for Startup Policy at VCs-to-DC

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Jeff Farrah

As the entrepreneurial ecosystem and D.C. continue to intersect more and more, it’s crucial that VCs and startups engage with policymakers on policies and ideas that impact America’s startup industry.

Recently, NVCA brought the ecosystem and D.C. together at our annual VCs-to-DC event. VCs-to-DC convened VCs, founders, and policymakers in our nation’s capital to take part in conversations on policy issues to strengthen the U.S. startup environment. (more…)

Building Better: American Express Ventures & Bill.com

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Cassie Ann Hodges

Welcome to the NVCA Blog series, Building Better, where we celebrate the dynamic relationship between our VC members and their innovative portfolio companies around the nation. For today’s Building Better, we spoke with Harshul Sanghi, Head, Global Investments at American Express Ventures, and with René Lacerte, Founder CEO of Bill.com, an American Express Ventures portfolio company. Learn about their partnership in the Q&A below! (more…)

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Miss VCs-to-DC

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Jeff Farrah

Less than three weeks away, VCs-to-DC is the annual policy summit that convenes venture investors, entrepreneurs, and policymakers to take part in conversations on policy issues to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

VCs-to-DC provides must-see content to understand how Washington is impacting venture and startups.

Here are 5 big reasons you should come to VCs-to-DC on June 5 and 6:
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Building Better: Wildcat Venture Partners & Obo

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Cassie Ann Hodges

Welcome to the NVCA Blog series, Building Better, where we celebrate the dynamic relationship between our VC members and their innovative portfolio companies around the nation. For today’s Building Better, we spoke with Bruce Cleveland, Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners, and with Pete Sinclair, CEO of Obo, a Wildcat portfolio company. Learn about their partnership in the Q&A below! (more…)

The Inaugural VC University LIVE is in the Midwest – Here’s Why

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Maryam Haque

In January, NVCA and Startup@BerkeleyLaw announced a new educational program with two components called VC University, with the goal of democratizing access to education on venture finance in startup ecosystems across the country. The first component—an online certificate program—has gotten off to a successful start. The first cohort began on April 1 with almost 100 participants. Given the overwhelming demand, we’re also planning a second cohort to start on September 1, 2019. (more…)