We Want YOU to Help us Understand the Current State of Human Capital in VC

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Bobby Franklin

In today’s world, having good, trusted data and using it effectively is a key component of running a successful company, VC firm, or practically any other type of organization. Good data is that important.

That creed is just as applicable when it comes to efforts to improve opportunity for underrepresented groups in the venture industry and build more innovative and collaborative teams. We at NVCA believe that in order to create informed solutions, we must understand the current state of the workforce and benchmark that against our findings from 2016. Having reliable, fresh data on the composition of the venture industry is greatly needed to continue to monitor our progress and identify areas to improve diversity and inclusion in our community. (more…)

Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC: Brittany Hargest

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Brittany Hargest

Note from NVCA: As part of NVCA’s VentureForward initiative, this ‘Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC’ blog series showcases individuals in the venture industry from different backgrounds and across the workforce to share experiences, spotlight their journeys and successes, and educate the next generation of people considering a career in venture capital.

Stay up to date on the latest VentureForward news, resources, and releases here. Contact ventureforward@nvca.org to learn more and get involved. (more…)

Foreign investment scrutiny: 5 questions every venture investor should know the answer to

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Jeff Farrah

Venture investors and startups are waking up to a new reality as the U.S. government is newly empowered to scrutinize foreign investment, including into venture funds and by foreign strategic investors.  We’ve written previously about the big impact the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) will have on venture capital.  The Treasury Department recently made a bold gambit when it issued Pilot Program rules under FIRRMA (fact sheet here).  All aspects of the startup ecosystem are wise to understand these rules and buckle up going forward. (more…)

Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC: Winter Mead

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Winter Mead

Note from NVCA: As part of NVCA’s VentureForward initiative, this ‘Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC’ blog series showcases individuals in the venture industry from different backgrounds and across the workforce to share experiences, spotlight their journeys and successes, and educate the next generation of people considering a career in venture capital.

Stay up to date on the latest VentureForward news, resources, and releases here. Contact ventureforward@nvca.org to learn more and get involved. (more…)

Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC: Carmen Palafox

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Carmen Palafox

Note from NVCA: As part of NVCA’s VentureForward initiative, this ‘Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC’ blog series showcases individuals in the venture industry from different backgrounds and across the workforce to share experiences, spotlight their journeys and successes, and educate the next generation of people considering a career in venture capital.

Stay up to date on the latest VentureForward news, resources, and releases here. Contact ventureforward@nvca.org to learn more and get involved. (more…)

Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC: Payal Agrawal Divakaran

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Payal Agrawal Divakaran

Note from NVCA: As part of NVCA’s VentureForward initiative, this ‘Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC’ blog series showcases individuals in the venture industry from different backgrounds and across the workforce to share experiences, spotlight their journeys and successes, and educate the next generation of people considering a career in venture capital.

Stay up to date on the latest VentureForward news, resources, and releases here. Contact ventureforward@nvca.org to learn more and get involved. (more…)

Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC: Amy Gu

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Amy Gu

Note from NVCA: As part of NVCA’s VentureForward initiative, this ‘Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC’ blog series showcases individuals in the venture industry from different backgrounds and across the workforce to share experiences, spotlight their journeys and successes, and educate the next generation of people considering a career in venture capital.

Stay up to date on the latest VentureForward news, resources, and releases here. Contact ventureforward@nvca.org to learn more and get involved. (more…)

Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC: Nikhil Basu Trivedi

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Nikhil Basu Trivedi

Note from NVCA: As part of NVCA’s VentureForward initiative, this ‘Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC’ blog series showcases individuals in the venture industry from different backgrounds and across the workforce to share experiences, spotlight their journeys and successes, and educate the next generation of people considering a career in venture capital.

Stay up to date on the latest VentureForward news, resources, and releases here. Contact ventureforward@nvca.org to learn more and get involved. (more…)

VentureForward Blog Series: Investing in Veterans

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Brandon Shelton & Brendon DiBella

Note from NVCA: As part of NVCA’s VentureForward initiative, we launched this blog series in November 2017 for industry leaders to share their perspectives on why diversity and inclusion (D&I) are important for the future of VC, their firm’s activities and approach to D&I, and guidance for how we—as an industry—can drive meaningful change.

With this edition, we are shining a spotlight on a veteran entrepreneur and a VC firm that focuses on investing in veterans. Brandon Shelton of Task Force X Capital (TFX) and Brendon DiBella of StreetShares share their thoughts in the interview below: (more…)

Foreign Investment Bill and its Impact on the VC and Startup Ecosystem

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Jeff Farrah

If you’re a VC with a foreign LP or have foreign co-investors, then you should know the law is about to change. 

Later this week, Congress is expected to pass legislation that will impact foreign investment into the venture and startup ecosystem in new ways. President Trump is expected to sign the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), as he chose to back the bill rather than move forward with China-specific restrictions. NVCA is pleased to see key changes in the final bill, but it still stands to affect VC funds with foreign limited partners and/or co-investors. We will continue to engage on your behalf and encourage you to be in touch with questions or comments. (more…)