Last month, we released the second edition of the NVCA-Deloitte Human Capital Survey, which captures critical data on the workforce at venture capital (VC) firms, measures progress against our 2016 survey, and uncovers the current state of diversity and inclusion (D&I) across the industry. Read more
Now that you’ve had the weekend to digest the 4Q 2018 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor released last week, it’s time to dive into more trends! NVCA President & CEO, Bobby Franklin, reviewed some of the big takeaways from 2018 in his VentureBeat article over the weekend. This blog post builds on those trends and themes with data and charts from the Venture Monitor, highlighting what we think are the eight most notable ones.
With the start of the World Series this week, where the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox duke it out for the biggest bragging rights in baseball, we thought it would be fun to do a quick rundown of the venture ecosystems for these two U.S. startup powerhouses.
Slack, social media, and water cooler-talk has been bustling with competitive banter this week – at least this has been the case at NVCA! For those looking to share in the cheer or the tears that are sure to come over the next week, feel free to celebrate/commiserate with NVCA’s own Jeff Farrah and Stephanie Volk . In the meantime, I’m looking forward to Giants spring training come February. Read more
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the PitchBook-NVCA partnership! It’s been a fantastic first year of getting to know the capabilities of the PitchBook Platform and the expertise of the PitchBook team, as we’ve taken NVCA’s research and data offerings to the next level. See below (and click around) for some of the highlights over the past year. Read more
We are pleased to present the 2017 NVCA Yearbook, documenting trends and analysis of venture capital activity in the United States from the past year and capturing historical data and information about venture’s role in fueling entrepreneurship in America.
What is the NVCA Yearbook?
Now in its 20th year, the NVCA Yearbook is an annual publication that provides statistics on the size and impact of the U.S. venture industry, investments into startups, capital raised and managed by venture capital firms, and exit activity. The Yearbook is an indispensable resource for anyone working in venture capital and has long been seen as the benchmark for tracking and analyzing venture capital activity from year-to-year. Read more
On Sunday night, the New England Patriots clash with the Atlanta Falcons in a Super Bowl matchup that pits two football franchises with wildly different recent histories. The Patriots come into the game as the most successful, and to some infamous, NFL franchise over the last 16 years. The coach/quarterback combination of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady has created one of sport’s most impressive modern dynasties, with a combined 7 Super Bowl appearances (including 4 wins so far), 14 division titles, and 214 combined regular season and playoff victories.
The Falcons by comparison have had spikes of success over the last decade and a half, with peaks of 7 playoff appearances over the last 16 seasons, but also significant valleys in 8 seasons without a winning record. However, this season the Falcons were the second seed in the NFC Conference and had one of the most explosive offenses in NFL history, rivaling the offensive firepower of the 2007 Patriots team that went undefeated in the regular season that year.
This dynamic sets up the Super Bowl as a contest between a perennial heavyweight and a scrappy contender, an empire against a rebellion, or whatever other David vs Goliath metaphor you can think of. Read more
Earlier this month, we released the Q4 2016 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, a review of the U.S. venture capital ecosystem’s fourth quarter and year-end trends for 2016. Between the Presidential inauguration, meetings with the Trump transition team, and various other industry data releases, it has been a busy start to 2017 for NVCA. So in case you may have missed it, here are some helpful resources related to the report:
- PDF copy of Venture Monitor (link)
- Supporting XLS data pack of Venture Monitor (link)
- View the PPT deck and a copy of the Q4 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor webinar (link) [Note: available only to NVCA members.]
The report unpacks a large number of trends and data points on the venture industry, so we have highlighted five major trends below that caught our eye: Read more
We just released our diversity study. Our study is different. We set out to survey all VC firms active in the U.S. to establish a benchmark of the current demographics of the industry and to take a closer look at firms’ talent management practices.
If you’ve spoken with a member of the NVCA staff over the past two years or one of our Board Members, the topic of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the venture capital industry has likely come up. Since the launch of NVCA’s Diversity Task Force in December 2014, NVCA staff, its Board, and its members have focused on building a more inclusive innovation ecosystem. In our report Building a More Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem this summer, we outlined many proactive NVCA efforts and industry resources, highlighted a few firms who are leading the pack in terms of diversity initiatives, and referenced third-party data on D&I in VC. Read more
In case you missed it, we announced exciting news this week – PitchBook is now the official data provider of NVCA! Everyone on staff at NVCA is excited to begin this new partnership, but this is particularly exciting for me since my day-to-day at NVCA involves being immersed in research and data related to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. As the national trade body of the venture capital community, NVCA frequently receives inquiries related to data and research from a wide range of stakeholders, including the media, policymakers, academics, entrepreneurs, limited partners, and venture capital firms (both NVCA members and non-members). In essence, NVCA is recognized as the go-to place for information on the venture industry, and the statistics we release in coordination with our data provider have become the industry standard. Read more
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