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NVCA Celebrates Earth Day with VC Leaders in Climate and Sustainability
In honor of Earth Day, NVCA recognized and celebrated five leading VCs in climate and sustainability investing.
Driving the news: In 2021, 887 U.S.-based climate tech startups raised $27.55 billion in VC funding, more than double 2020’s record of $12.7 billion invested. Young companies play a fundamental role in advancing the country’s effort to address the climate crisis.
New Research Quantifies the Breadth, Growth, and Resilience of Jobs at VC-backed Companies
From coast to coast, results from our first-of-its-kind study show the VC industry is fueling resilient American jobs.
Research Associate – Lab11 Therapeutics
Lab11 Therapeutics invites applications for part-time Research Associate, particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated academic excellence who are interested in contributing to research programs focused on developing novel treatment of viral diseases.
Why it matters: Researchers help Lab11 Therapeutics develop broad spectrum antivirals.
3 Reasons Companies are Leaning into Employee Equity Education
2020 was the most active year in the U.S. for IPOs, and 2021 isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, the pace of company exits is expected to accelerate.
Why it matters: Given the recent IPO frenzy, startups and founders are going the extra mile to help employees understand their equity and avoid unnecessary costs. Here are three reasons why companies are educating their employees about their equity.
Diversifying the VC Industry, Venture Forward Celebrates One Year Anniversary
The VC community has met the rising challenges and opportunities presented by a global pandemic, playing a pivotal role in the country’s economic recovery, and galvanizing an internal industry-facing focus on DEI.
Why it matters: Venture Forward has been there on the frontline of these efforts to create a stronger, more diverse, equitable, and ultimately, a more just VC ecosystem. Check out highlights from Venture Forward’s first year.
VC University ONLINE: June 2021 Cohort Begins Today!
Launched in 2019, VC University ONLINE is an educational certificate course, jointly operated by NVCA, Venture Forward, and Startup@BerkeleyLaw. Serving more than 200 participants, the June 2021 cohort will mark our seventh sold–out course.
Impact on VC: The course aims to support underrepresented populations of aspiring VCs, driving DEI in the industry.
Building Better: S3 Ventures & Alkami
We spoke with Brian R. Smith, Managing Director of S3 Ventures, and Stephen Bohanon, Founder of Alkami, to discuss the dynamic relationship between our VC members and their innovative portfolio companies around the nation.
Making an impact: Vision and trust from portfolio companies is driving significant growth for our VC members.
Analyst – How Women Invest
Building Better: Airbus Ventures & LeoLabs
We spoke with Thomas d’Halluin, Managing Partner at Airbus Ventures, and with Daniel Ceperley, Founder and CEO of LeoLabs, an Airbus Ventures portfolio company, to discuss the dynamic relationship between our VC members and their innovative portfolio companies around the nation.
The main idea: Partnerships are key to success, learn how these experts are doing it.
Black History Month: Celebrating Leaders & Initiatives Driving More Black Representation in VC
In honor of Black History Month, we want to reflect on some of the positives and progress in the industry by highlighting a few leaders, organizations, and efforts that are driving meaningful change for more Black representation in VC.
Why it matters: DEI is critical to fostering a successful venture ecosystem.