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 Bill Baumel, Managing Director at Ohio Innovation Fund (OIF), and with Amanda Epp, CEO of ScriptDrop, an OIF portfolio company. Learn about their partnership in the Q&A below! Read more
Welcome to the first blog in our VC Policy Pulse series, where we speak with a VC investor on a policy issue that is having a major impact on the VC and startup ecosystem. Today, we’re hearing from Mark Kvamme, Co-Founder & Partner at Drive Capital and former NVCA Board Member, about the effects of the Volcker Rule on the startup ecosystem in the Midwest and how recent reform to the rule will increase VC investment and startup activity in the middle of the country. Read more
2020 has been a turbulent and unprecedented year. But startups have benefited from corporate venture capital (CVC) activity, and CVC will help the country on the road to economic recovery.
Many would expect that if deal activity falls across the venture capital industry due to an economic downturn or other developments, deal activity with CVC participation will likely follow suit. However, CVC investment was resilient in Q2 2020 even as venture activity overall fell. Through Q2, CVC invested nearly $33 billion, which means CVC is on pace to surpass 2019 investment and may even exceed 2018’s impressive figures. Read more
Due to COVID-19, NVCA was disappointed that we were not be able to celebrate in-person and recognize our VC Award winners at the 2020 Leadership Gala in San Francisco on March 12. In lieu of speeches, we are sharing the incredible achievements of our winners through a blog series highlighting the award recipients’ work and how they are making great strides for American jobs, policy, and innovation.