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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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NVCA Bay Area Member Happy Hour

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
San Francisco San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

When: April 25, 2019 Time: 5:00-7:00pm  Location: San Francisco, CA Join your NVCA member peers for our Spring Happy Hour in San Francisco. NVCA members, please contact Hannah Munizza at hmunizza@nvca.org to receive the access code to register.

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Maintaining momentum: Strong valuations and IPOs keep venture strong in 1Q 2019

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join PitchBook, NVCA, and industry experts from Silicon Valley Bank, Perkins Coie and Solium for a discussion about the state of venture capital through the first quarter of 2019. PitchBook’s Joelle Sostheim, a VC analyst, will set the stage for our panel by presenting on 1Q's venture landscape, and how valuations , IPOs and deals are strong headed into 2Q. Register Here. In this installment of our quarterly webinar series, our panel will discuss: Why valuations are climbing to unprecedented levels How…

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May 2019

VC StratComm Live: Becoming a Content Champion

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Battery Ventures – Boston, 1 Marina Park Drive Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Join your fellow VC communications, marketing, and IR peers for networking and catch the inside scoop on how you can become a better content champion for your firm. As part of NVCA's VC StratComm Live Series, we are excited to bring you Becoming a Content Champion. This event provides networking opportunities and a chance for you to hear from content marketing experts from BackBay Communications as they discuss their recently released research on content marketing, featuring insights on how the largest VC…

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VC University LIVE (Midwest)

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm

Part of NVCA and the University of Berkeley's VC University program, VC University LIVE convenes emerging ecosystems to bring together interested VCs from coast-to-coast and provide educational and networking opportunities. Attend the Midwest session at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Learn more and register here.

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NVCA CVC Mentor Studio – Scaling from MVP to Commercial Product (NVCA Members Only)

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
San Francisco San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

Mentor Studio is a chance to engage with experienced CVC professionals to examine key strategic and financial topics among peers. This workshop will focus on best practices for how corporate innovation labs transform ideas into a commercialized product, including how and when to engage business units for support and scale and the importance of sharing vision and creating alignment. RSVP to membership@nvca.org by May 3 to attend.

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Trends and Hot Topics in M&A/ Portfolio Company Sales

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join NVCA and SRS Acquiom for a webinar highlighting trends and hot topics in M&A/portfolio company sales. SRS Acquiom will lead a discussion trends from their unique vantage point as a professional shareholder representative, payments administrator and escrow agent, and RWI broker on private-target acquisitions. Discussion will draw from SRS Acquiom's recently released 2019 M&A Deal Terms Study, the 2018 Buy-Side RWI Deal Terms Study, 2018 Claims Insight Report, as well as anecdotes on the influence of RWI on purchase…

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June 2019

NVCA Regional VC Fund Leadership Dinner

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington, D.C. Washington, DC United States + Google Map

On the eve of NVCA's VCs-to-DC conference, NVCA will host a special dinner for regional VC fund leaders, featuring a discussion on the role and value of regional VCs led by NVCA Board Members Mark Kvamme of Drive Capital and Will Price of Next Frontier Capital as well as NVCA member Colin Greenspon of Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Please contact svolk@nvca.org for more information.

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VCs-to-DC 2019

June 5 @ 8:00 am - June 6 @ 5:00 pm
Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Want to make DC work for VC?  Venture to the nation's capital at NVCA's VCs-to-DC!  VCs-to-DC convenes venture investors, entrepreneurs and policymakers to take part in a conversation on policy issues to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Join us in the nation’s capital for two days of networking, education, public policy discussions, and advocacy on Capitol Hill. This is your time to advocate and educate Congress on your VC policy needs! Learn More and Register Here   AGENDA TIMELINE: June 5: CONFERENCE…

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LP Office Hours: Washington, D.C.

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
NVCA Office, 25 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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NVCA and Greenspring Associates are hosting our third LP Office Hours in Washington, DC on Thursday, June 6th. This program offers new/aspiring VCs from underrepresented groups an educational (not pitching!) forum to learn more about the GP-LP relationship and receive guidance for success. Women, minorities, immigrants, or other diverse individuals who want to learn are encouraged to apply (applications are required). If you’re an LP or experienced GP interested in hosting Office Hours, contact mhaque@nvca.org. Learn more and apply here.

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VC StratComm LIVE: Meet the Press

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112 United States
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Join VC marketing, communications, and investor relations professionals as we “Meet the Press” and learn how to better position your firm with the media. Hosted in partnership with Comcast Ventures, this networking and learning event will provide inside perspectives on how you can work to improve the effectiveness of your VC communication and marketing efforts in a rapidly changing environment. REGISTER HERE

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July 2019

Real Estate Trends and Practical Guidance for VCs and their Portfolios

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join David Bergeron, President at T3 Advisors, to discuss how through real estate and workplace design, high-growth innovation companies and VCs can unlock growth through 2019 and beyond. Bergeron will cover market trends and practical guidance to help VCs and their portfolio companies leverage smart real estate decisions to hire faster and retain the best people longer, all at a lower cost basis in today's hottest real estate markets. Real estate is often the second largest cost center for innovation…

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NVCA Summer Party 2019

July 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Francisco San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

Join us for an NVCA Members-Only Summer Party in San Francisco! Members contact Hannah Munizza at hmunizza@nvca.org to receive the access code. Register here.

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The Rise of Specialist Transactions: GP-led Deals, Fund Restructurings, and other Trends

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Secondary transactions continue to dominate the market, and specialist transactions are becoming more and more common. Join us for a webinar with Proskauer partners Galen Lewis, Jeremy Naylor and Mike Suppappola, who will take us through the ins and outs of GP-led deals, fund restructurings, other specialist secondary transactions, and how the LP community is viewing these structures.  Register for the webinar here.

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August 2019

NVCA Roundtable with PCC and FASB

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Francisco San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

NVCA will host an invite-only roundtable discussion with members from PCC and FASB to raise awareness of these entities within the VC community as well as get feedback from the investor and startup community on PCC’s most recent initiative around trying to simplify accounting for stock based compensation awards. We are inviting members to help support their portfolio companies through engagement in this discussion. For more information please contact Hannah Munizza (hmunizza@nvca.org).

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