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…)

Building Better: Qualcomm Ventures & Brain Corp

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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 Keith Muhart, Senior Director, Operations & Portfolio Development at Qualcomm Ventures, and with Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, Co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Brain Corp, a Qualcomm portfolio company. Learn about their partnership in the Q&A below! (more…)

Trailblazers of Venture Capital: Preserving the Rich History of Industry Leaders

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Maryam Haque

NVCA and the Computer History Museum (CHM) co-hosted a special breakfast event last Thursday morning at CHM, where we announced a new partnership between NVCA and CHM and honored and celebrated several trailblazers of venture capital.

Through NVCA’s new partnership with CHM announced last week, a rich set of transcripts of 17 venture industry luminaries that have been compiled over the past fifteen years by NVCA is now available through the new NVCA Oral History Collection at CHM. We’re thrilled to feature these 17 pioneers of the industry in this Collection: (more…)

Building Better: Sierra Ventures & Treasure Data

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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 Tim Guleri, Managing Director at Sierra Ventures, and with Hiro Yoshikawa, CEO & Co-founder of Treasure Data, a Sierra portfolio company. Learn about their partnership in the Q&A below! (more…)