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 Molly Bonakdarpour, Partner at Drive Capital, and with Timothy Miller, CEO, President, and Co-Founder of Forge Biologics, a Drive Capital portfolio company. Learn about their partnership in the Q&A below! Read more
The world has anxiously waited for encouraging news about COVID-19 vaccine candidates. Happily, this news came right before Thanksgiving, with Moderna reporting that its vaccine is more than 94% effective and Pfizer indicating that its vaccine was similarly effective. Read more
At NVCA, we understand that venture capital powers the American economy, and we advocate that venture is a key component to keeping our economy strong through the COVID-19 pandemic fallout.
American startups are the most innovative companies in the world, and many that are backed by VC are currently using their resources and human capital to combat COVID-19. Large companies often dominate the headlines, but nimble high-growth companies are the ones re-defining the boundaries of science and technology. Some of these companies were previously in the healthcare space and have shifted their attention solely to addressing COVID-19, while others were previously in other sectors and have pivoted to do their part. Read more
Barry Eggers, Founding Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners and Board Chair for NVCA, had was a guest speaker on Harry Stebbings’s podcast, The Twenty Minute VC. In this interview, Barry discusses the implications of a Biden vs. Trump administration on venture and startups, how the rise of SPACs will impact venture, what we can do to further DE&I in VC, and more! Read more
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