With more than 2 million net square feet of exhibit space, over 160,000 attendees and an entire show floor, awards ceremony, and conference program dedicated to the innovation ecosystem, the International CES® continues to prove why it’s one of the most relevant innovation and technology shows in the world. Read more
With the ascent of corporate venture over the past decade comes an increased need to share best practices among established and new practitioners. Our research at the National Venture Capital Association shows that last year, corporate venture capitalists invested $3.1 billion in 693 deals, which represented 10.6 percent of all venture capital investment, growing from $1.5 billion in 539 deals in 2005. As an organization, we are committed to convening all facets of the innovation ecosystem – from traditional VCs to corporate investors – to expand networks, provide platforms for discussion, resources and top tier industry research. Read more
When I boarded my flight for San Francisco to attend VentureScape 2014, I was brimming with excitement, anticipation and, yes, I’ll admit, a little nervousness. Despite having had the privilege of speaking with and meeting hundreds folks in the venture community during my first nine months with NVCA, this was going to be my first opportunity as President & CEO to gather with everyone at the industry’s premier annual gathering.
Alongside outgoing NVCA Chairman Josh Green, current NVCA Chairman Scott Sandell, VentureScape 2014 Chairman Venky Ganesan and many other active board members, we worked to create a dynamic, productive and high-impact event that would live up to expectations. This was a tall order knowing how successful last year’s event was with the re-brand and re-launch of the NVCA annual meeting to bring us what we now know as VentureScape. Read more
With only two weeks left until the start of VentureScape 2014, the NVCA office is abuzz with excitement as we wrap up our planning and complete all the finishing touches for what we know will be another exciting program this year in San Francisco.
This being my first VentureScape, I’m incredibly excited to get on the ground and get started. And while I like to think nobody can outdo my enthusiasm, perhaps no one is more excited to get started than our distinguished Chair of VentureScape 2014, Venky Ganesan, Managing Director at Menlo Ventures. Read more
It’s my pleasure to announce that for the first time ever NVCA is opening the doors of VentureScape to CEOs and founders of venture-backed companies.
For a nominal registration fee of $300, CEOs and founders of companies venture-backed by NVCA members are invited to come to San Francisco May 13-14 to enjoy compelling content, invaluable networking and premium entertainment alongside some of the biggest names in venture. Read more
NVCA is pleased to announce that GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt will join us at VentureScape on May 14 in San Francisco! As the leader of one of the most successful corporations on the planet, Mr. Immelt works at the vanguard of the trends and technologies shaping our world. In a candid interview, he will share his insights on the roles and opportunities for America’s innovation ecosystem in driving transformative change in our economy and our society. You can read more about his impressive career and accomplishments at the GE website. Read more