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June 2018

Programs for Deep-Technology Startups at the National Science Foundation

June 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join NVCA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a webinar to dive into the agency’s innovative programs that provide entrepreneurial training and seed capital to startups with potential for commercial impact. When: Thursday, June 28 Time: 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT Where: Online Webinar Register Here Over the past decade, the NSF has provided $1.4 billion in support to more than 2,500 small businesses and startups working to bring disruptive scientific and technological innovations to market. The…

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July 2018

LP Office Hours

July 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Francisco San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

Learn more about the event by contacting ventureforward@nvca.org.

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The latest in VC: Ripple effects of record capital availability

July 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join PitchBook, NVCA and industry experts from Silicon Valley Bank, Perkins Coie and Solium for a discussion about record capital availability's impact on the venture landscape and other topics covered in the 2Q 2018 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor. Our speakers will discuss: VC fundraising, investment and exit activity The role nontraditional investors are playing in the market How VC-backed exits are evolving And more! Register Now! Featuring: Cameron Stanfill — Analyst, PitchBook Cameron leads PitchBook’s coverage of venture capital. He has recently published work on artificial intelligence, VC valuations and alternative liquidity…

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September 2018

NVCA Webinar: FIRRMA and Its Implications for Venture Capital

September 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NVCA is pleased to host a webinar with WSGR attorneys Stephen Heifetz and Joshua Gruenspecht to review the changing landscape of FIRRMA and what investors should be addressing now.  When: Wednesday, September 5 Time: 1:00-2:00 pm ET / 10:00-11:00 am PT Location: Online Webinar Register Now! Background FIRRMA was signed into law on August 13, 2018 The new law expands CFIUS’s jurisdiction to include investments into startups with foreign co-investors. The bill will also affect U.S. venture funds with foreign…

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October 2018

Privacy and Cyber Security: Assessing Risk in Innovative Businesses

October 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In today’s climate, the privacy and cyber security posture of a company or product can make or break a business. From supply chain concerns to resilience planning, investors should look at how potential targets address privacy and security, and companies should be on top of changing expectations, such as the GDPR and California’s new privacy law as well as rising cyber expectations. Join us for a discussion of these crucial privacy and security issues. Technology lawyers will cover the key…

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StratComm Summit 2018

October 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
NEA – San Francisco Office, 2 South Park Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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The StratComm Summit provides content, insights on industry best-practices, thought leadership and networking opportunities for communications, marketing and investor relations professionals at VC firms. Register here! Agenda: 12:00 – Registration Opens 12:00-1:00 – Networking Lunch 12:50-1:00 – Opening Remarks from NVCA 1:00-1:45 – Content Marketing Session Now more than ever, content has become a part of marketing and communications for many VC firms. Learn tips, best practices, and what has and hasn't worked from some of the best content marketers in…

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Strategic Operations & Policy Summit 2018

October 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - October 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Join NVCA and your VC peers on October 24-25, 2018 in Washington, D.C. for the NVCA Strategic Operations & Policy Summit. Formerly named the NVCA CFO Boot Camp, the Strategic Operations & Policy Summit is focused on the critical role CFOs and senior operations professionals play at VC firms and how to provide value back to your partnership. This summit will comprise technical topics, leadership development, and industry-related policy content. NVCA will provide CPE credits for attending the entire program.…

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Impact Investor Reception

October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Greens Restaurant, Landmark Building A, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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The Impact Investor Reception is NVCA’s annual gathering to discuss themes uniquely related to impact investing and highlight the role NVCA members play in this important work. This year, we’re pleased to feature an investor/CEO fireside chat with Andrew Beebe of Obvious Ventures in conversation with Vic Shao of Amply Power. Day/Time: Thursday, October 25 | 5:30-7:30 pm Location: Greens Restaurant, San Francisco REGISTER   Thanks to our sponsors

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NVCA Corporate Venture Mentor Studio – Strategic Value Creation

October 26, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
DLA Piper, 2000 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA United States
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NVCA is pleased to launch CVC Mentor Studio, a new peer-driven program to connect rising and experienced CVC professionals for learning and dialogue on topics and practices critical to success in corporate venture. The first session will be “Strategic Value Creation – How CVCs Make Things Happen” led by Grant Allen, Head of Technology Ventures, ABB Group, Bonny Simi, President, Jet Blue Technology Ventures, and Deborah Magid, Director, Software Strategy, IBM Ventures. Event Details: When: Friday, October 26 – 1:30-3:30pm…

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The latest in VC: A strong 3Q puts industry on track for historic year

October 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join PitchBook, NVCA and industry experts from Silicon Valley Bank, Perkins Coie and Solium for a discussion on the current state of VC, specifically the alternatives to exits and liquidity available in the evolving marketplace. Which trends are seemingly here to stay, and which are symptoms of another financial cycle? Tune in as our speakers give their thoughts on this and other topics covered in the 3Q 2018 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor. In this Q&A session, our speakers will discuss: Private…

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November 2018

NVCA Policy Update: Midterm Elections Analysis

November 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join NVCA for a call update to discuss the recent election and its impact on the venture industry. The NVCA Policy Team will recap the midterm elections results, discuss major issues for the 116th Congress and analyze policies affecting venture capital and startups.   Register Here! NVCA Members: Please be sure to register by first logging into NVCA MemberHub via the LOGIN button in the upper right corner.  If you encounter any issues logging in, please contact achappell@nvca.org

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LP Office Hours – Boston

November 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

LP Office Hours is an in-person educational (not pitching!) program for professionals of diverse backgrounds to receive advice from and connect with experienced LPs and GPs, with the goal of learning from LPs about the fundraising process, GP-LP relationship management, and other guidance for success as a VC from the LP’s perspective. Contact ventureforward@nvca.org to learn more!

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Emerging Technology Meets National Security

November 14, 2018
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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NVCA's Emerging Technology Meets National Security conference will facilitate dialogue between emerging technology investors, companies, and Washington security agencies and professionals. The event will enable venture capital firms and technology companies to better understand the interests of U.S. national security agencies, particularly as they relate to foreign investment, technology transfer, and misappropriation. It will help firms and companies better understand national security legal and policy issues that will impact their strategic decision-making, including CFIUS, cybersecurity, export controls, sanctions, and anti-money laundering (AML). The…

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Women in VC: Building Your Brand

November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Battery Ventures, 260 Townsend Street
San Francisco, 94107 United States
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As a leader, it's important to define your personal brand and voice. Representing yourself confidently and authentically can ultimately impact the success of your career. And in today’s market, marketing yourself—whether through media interviews, speaking, blogging, or activity on social media—is essential to success. Join NVCA for an evening of education from two marketing and brand experts at leading VC firms and networking with women in VC! Featured speakers: Rebecca Buckman (Battery Ventures) & Amanda Duckworth (Kleiner Perkins).

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December 2018

What VCs and Startups Should Know About Recent Changes in Foreign Investment Review

December 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hear from NVCA’s General Counsel Jeff Farrah and Latham & Watkins Partner Steven Croley on significant changes to foreign investment law that will impact VCs with foreign LPs and/or foreign co-investors and startups accepting foreign capital.  The Treasury Department recently instituted a pilot program under the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act that puts new requirements in place.  It is essential that VCs, entrepreneurs, and startups understand the shifting landscape that stands to have a major impact. This fireside chat…

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NVCA-WAVC Annual December Luncheon

December 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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Join NVCA and the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC) on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 for our Annual December Luncheon. This event brings together leaders in the venture industry in the heart of Silicon Valley for a networking reception, lunch, and a keynote address from Diane Greene, Alphabet Board member and CEO of Google Cloud. Greene was also a founder and the CEO of VMware from 1998 until 2008. Register here! Many thanks to our sponsors!

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January 2019

NVCA Investor Reception at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

January 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join NVCA and our life science board members for our annual investor reception during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. NVCA General Counsel Jeff Farrah will discuss drug pricing, foreign investment, and other policies impacting life science investors in 2019. We hope you can participate in this important dialogue among prominent investors in the healthcare community. Registration is now closed.    

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NVCA Boston Members Foreign Investment Briefing

January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The new foreign investment restrictions recently released by the Treasury Department (made under the authority of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act) will have a significant impact on the venture ecosystem, particularly regarding foreign LPs and foreign co-investors. NVCA understands the importance of these developments to the startup ecosystem and has organized a Boston members briefing to discuss its effect on the industry. NVCA’s General Counsel Jeff Farrah and WSGR Partner Stephen Heifetz will lead a discussion on significant changes to foreign investment law that…

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The latest in VC: 4Q 2018 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join PitchBook, NVCA, and industry experts from Silicon Valley Bank, Perkins Coie, and Solium for a discussion about record capital availability's impact on the venture landscape and other topics covered in the 4Q 2018 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor. Register here.

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February 2019

Webinar: Opportunity Zone Funds

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Federal Opportunity Zones Program provides a significant tax incentive for patient investment in certain geographic tracts. Created by the recent tax cut law, many in the industry are exploring how this program may apply to venture capital and startup investment.  Hear from Navin Sethi, a tax partner at Ernst & Young LLP, and Justin Field, SVP of Government Affairs at NVCA, discuss how funds can best utilize the tax incentives in the Opportunity Zone program. Register here.

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Webinar: Trends in Healthcare Investments and Exits

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Almost any way you look at it, 2018 was a record year for life science and healthcare companies. We saw new levels of venture fundraising, total investment values, acquisitions and initial public offerings. Join NVCA and Jon Norris from SVB who will highlight the top trends in his annual 2019 report. Register here! Non NVCA-member price: $100

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Digitizing Big Industry: Connected Factory, Connected Investors

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ABB Ventures, 3055 Orchard Drive
San Jose, CA 95134 United States
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Please join NVCA and ABB Ventures for Digitizing Big Industry: Connected Factory, Connected Investors An evening of dialogue and demonstration featuring pioneering startups and leading investors working to advance the connected factory of the future. Wednesday, February 20th  | 5:00pm-7:30pm ABB Ventures, 3055 Orchard Drive | San Jose, CA Space is limited, NVCA members will be prioritized. Please register by February 6.

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Members-Only Policy Briefing: CFIUS & California Carried Interest

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Join NVCA’s Policy Team for a members-only discussion on two key issues on NVCA’s 2019 agenda that are important to the VC community in California:  Foreign Investment Scrutiny (CFIUS expansion) California Carried Interest Surtax Jeff Farrah, Justin Field, and Charlotte Savercool will discuss NVCA’s efforts to engage policymakers on these topics and look forward to hearing from members on how these issues stand to impact your firms. Event Details When: Wednesday, February 27 Time: 8:30-11:00 am Where: San Francisco — Exact…

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2019 NVCA Leadership Gala

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Now in its third year as a standalone occasion, the Leadership Gala has grown to be NVCA’s premier annual gathering. This must-attend event celebrates the venture industry and honors those who have made significant contributions to foster innovation, advance technology and drive new company formation. Nominations are now closed for the NVCA annual awards. Last year’s event sold out quickly and we expect it to sell out again this year. Registration options include tables, half-tables and individual tickets. DETAILS & REGISTRATION

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March 2019

CVC Mentor Studio (NVCA Members Only)

March 1 @ 2:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sidley Austin San Francisco, 555 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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A new peer led learning program for CVCs to learn from one another, Mentor Studio is a chance to engage with experienced CVC professionals and examine key strategic and financial topics among peers. The first 2019 session will be “KPIs in Practice,” led by Jason Sydow of Next47, Pramila Mullan of Accenture Ventures, David Hayes of BP Ventures, and Andrea Course of Schlumberger. Seating is limited to 30 participants. RSVP to membership@nvca.org to attend. Special thanks to program partner Sidley…

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Second Annual SXSW VC Brunch

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. Voltron (1st Floor Main Space)
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Have your tickets to Austin for SXSW yet? Mark your calendar to meet us at Capital Factory to enjoy a local breakfast with a global group of venture capitalists. We'll serve breakfast tacos, mimosas, bloody mary's and more so come hungry and thirsty. This brunch is exclusively for investors. There is no dress code for this event. Learn more and register. NOTE: You do not need a SXSW badget to attend. This has no affiliation with SXSW and does not…

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Venture Capital Investment Perspectives on Machine Learning Hardware

March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Applied Ventures Bowers Campus, 3050 Bowers Ave.
Santa Clara, CA United States
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Please join NVCA and Applied Ventures for Venture Capital Investment Perspectives on Machine Learning Hardware. An evening of thought leadership and discussion on the critical role of hardware in the AI revolution. Monday, March 11th  | 5:30-7:30pm Applied Ventures Bowers Campus, 3050 Bowers Ave. Santa Clara, CA Space is limited, NVCA members will be prioritized. Please register here!

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2019 Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - March 27 @ 6:30 pm
Stanford Palo Alto, CA United States + Google Map

The Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium offers practical guidance on achieving success as a venture capitalist in a rapidly changing marketplace. Learn to respond effectively to new governance challenges at venture capital firms and at portfolio companies, and explore best practices in fund management and limited partner relationships. Speakers include leading venture capitalists, limited partners, CEOs, regulators, attorneys, and scholars. Topics for 2019 will include: Crypto Law and Regulation Best Board Practices and Running Effective Board Meetings Exits: Acquisitions, IPOs, Direct…

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April 2019

VC University

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

VC University is the definitive online course in venture finance. Through lectures, interviews with leading venture capitalists, and interactive assessments, participants will learn the nuts and bolts of venture finance and earn a certificate of completion. The target audience is entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys and others interested in emerging company finance. Applications are due on March 22. VC University is an NVCA and Startup@BerkeleyLaw joint initiative. Learn more and register here.

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NVCA CVC Mentor Studio (NVCA Members Only)

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sidley Austin Palo Alto, Building One, Suite 100, 1001 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States
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Friday, April 5 | 2:00-4:30pm Sidley Austin, Palo Alto A new peer led learning program for CVCs to learn from one another, Mentor Studio is a chance to engage with experienced CVC professionals to examine key strategic and financial topics among peers. The next workshop will be “Due Diligence Best Practices” and will focus on exploring the most efficient ways to conduct strategic, technical, business, financial, and customer diligence as well as relevant legal matters for both CVC units and…

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