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December 2017

Webinar: Proposed CFIUS Legislation Impact on VCs

December 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Background On November 8, a bipartisan coalition in Congress introduced legislation to amend CFIUS, the U.S. government committee that reviews foreign investments for national security implications.  The legislation would increase significantly the likelihood of lengthy CFIUS reviews when VCs (and others) make investments in US technology companies using money from foreign individuals and businesses.  NVCA industry partner Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) issued this short alert immediately after the legislation was introduced. NVCA’s work on the issue NVCA has…

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January 2018

NVCA Life Science Investor Dinner

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join NVCA and your life science investor peers for our annual life science investor dinner during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.  NVCA, Silicon Valley Bank and Orrick will host a networking reception, dinner and presentation. Jeff Farrah, VP of Government Affairs at NVCA will provide an update on NVCA’s outlook for healthcare policy in 2018 and Jon Norris, Managing Director for SVB's healthcare practice, will provide his much anticipated, data-driven overview of the state of life science. NVCA Life Science…

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Token Sales: Securities Regulations and Risks Webinar

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

When: Friday, January 19, 2018 Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET (10:00-11:00 a.m. PT) Where: Online Webinar Register: http://bit.ly/2BffJ4M or contact Allyson Chappell at achappell@nvca.org. URL: https://zoom.us/j/734315343 Dial-in: (408) 638-0968  Webinar ID: 734 315 343 Initial coin offerings (ICOs), or token sales, exploded on the investment scene in 2017. In fact, the amount of capital raised by ICOs in 2017 became comparable to the size of traditional venture capital investment in angel and seed rounds. Seasoned and new investors alike must understand the risks associated with this increasingly popular business…

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4Q 2017 PitchBook/NVCA Venture Monitor Webinar: Analysis & Insights

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How have record-setting fund sizes impacted the industry? What drove 2017 VC investment to $84B, the highest level since the dot-com era? Find out! Join NVCA, PitchBook and our partners – Silicon Valley Bank, Perkins Coie and Solium – for a webinar on January 24 at 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET as we dive into the trends highlighted in our upcoming Venture Monitor report. Register!   In partnership with   

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February 2018

Industry Vertical Event Series: ICO/Cryptocurrency

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Orange Silicon Valley, Orange Silicon Valley, 60 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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When: Wednesday, February 21 Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m. PT Where: Orange Silicon Valley, 60 Spear Street, Suite 1100 San Francisco, CA 94105  Register: http://bit.ly/2DP0JQD The velocity of innovation using blockchain technology accelerated in 2017 with significant market traction spurred by the emergence of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and shift in sentiment within the respective Bitcoin, Ethereum and other public and permissioned blockchain ecosystems.  Join NVCA, Orange Silicon Valley and your investor peers as we delve deeper into this trend.   Agenda Welcome remarks   Talk:…

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March 2018

Stanford/NVCA VC Symposium

March 13 - March 14
Stanford, Palo Alto, CA United States + Google Map

NVCA and Stanford have partnered to produce the VC Symposium aimed to better equip VC investment professionals, specifically young VCs and emerging managers, with the practical guidance to achieve 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. Explore best practices in fund management and limited partner relationships. Examine cutting-edge issues affecting the entire venture sector, including deal pricing, initial coin offerings, and the…

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NVCA StratComm Group Mix & Mingle

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NEA – San Francisco Office, 2 South Park Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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Join your communications, marketing and investor relations peers for the next NVCA StratComm Group Mix & Mingle to be held at the beautiful San Francisco office of NEA. In addition to seeing all of your favorite StratComm friends, we are also working with our event partner Spark to invite top-tier journalists to join us for networking and off-the-record conversation. Come hungry and thirsty! When: Wednesday, March 14th Where: NEA – San Francisco Office 2 South Park Street, 2nd Floor San…

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2018 NVCA Leadership Gala

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Rosewood Sand Hill, 2825 SandHill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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Now in its second 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.  In 2017 we honored Bill Draper, Ray Leach, Ross Jaffe, Annie Lamont, Kristina Shen, and Emergence Capital with our annual awards. Join NVCA and your venture peers to help honor this year’s award recipients. Last year’s…

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April 2018

The 5G Digital Ecosystem – Vision

April 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Verizon Innovation Center, 201 Spear Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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Join us for a discussion with experts in the field of 5th generation wireless technology.  What is 5G? Why do we want it? How will it benefit us and when will we get to use it? NVCA will host members and guests to a state of the 5G industry overview and panel presentation with business leaders from, Verizon, Samsung, Qualcomm and Ericsson. Agenda: 5:00-6:30 p.m.: Registration Check-In and Reception 6:30-6:35 p.m.: NVCA Opening Remarks - Maryam Haque, VP of Research…

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Recalculating route: How the venture capital landscape is shifting

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join PitchBook and NVCA, in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank, Perkins Coie and Solium, for a webinar about the 1Q 2018 Venture Monitor report and how the VC industry is changing. Our panel will discuss: The market dynamics driving the evolution of late-stage venture activity Alternative liquidity paths VC-backed companies are taking How public market valuations translate to private market deal multiples How equity is structured in startups at various stages Corporate venture trends And more! Register Now! Featuring Kyle…

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May 2018

VCs-to-DC

May 16 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Formerly known as the NVCA Annual Meeting, 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. Register by April 6th to take advantage of the early bird rate. Learn more and Register.    

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June 2018

Boston Leadership Breakfast

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

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LA Leadership Dinner

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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NVCA and T3 Advisors Summer Party

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Francisco, San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

Join NVCA and T3 Advisors at a summer party in San Francisco along with your venture capital peers and others from the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Learn more and find out how to RSVP by contacting membership@nvca.org.   Thanks to our sponsor

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Programs for Deep-Technology Startups at the National Science Foundation

June 28 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 5:00 pm - October 25 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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
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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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