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October 2018

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

GCV Synergize

November 2, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Convene, 730 Third Avenue
New York City, NY 10017 United States
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Accelerating Corporate Venture Capital Performance Synergize is a one-day meeting designed to facilitate information amongst corporates on best practices to maximize performance. Audience Breakdown Corporate VC unit managers (doing both direct and indirect investing), venture capital investors, corporate strategy executives, corporate development executives, and corporate innovation executives. 2018 Event Theme: Corporate Venturing 3.0 As more corporate venture investment programs develop globally, there are signifigant challenges and opportunities. Synergize will illustrate new models of CVC and address the pain points corporates…

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Strategic Growth Forum – EY

November 7, 2018 - November 11, 2018

November 7–11, 2018 | Palm Springs, California New ways of thinking. Smart ways to grow. The Strategic Growth Forum US is the flagship of EY's Strategic Growth Forum series and the country’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. This by-invitation-only CEO forum convenes more than 2,000 of the nation’s top executives, entrepreneurs, advisors and investors to discuss growth and how to create it. The Forum culminates on the evening of November 10 with the Entrepreneur Of The Year® National…

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Minnesota Venture Conference

November 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown, 35 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402 United States
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The Minnesota Venture Conference is presented by the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA). The conference attracts entrepreneurs, investors and other executives from Minnesota and the upper Midwest. We will also shine a spotlight on tech hubs for our region--such as healthcare, finance and agricultural industries as well as emerging technologies in supply chain and others. This one-day conference showcases the region’s top startup companies to investors, strategic partners and executives that attend each year. The conference will include sequential modules…

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Women’s Alternative Investment Summit

November 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - November 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
The Pierre, 2 East 61st Street (at 5th Avenue)
New York, NY 10065 United States
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The 10th annual Women’s Alternative Investment Summit will be held November 8 & 9, 2018 at The Pierre in New York City. More than 400 fund managers, institutional investors and advisors to the industry in private equity, venture capital, and other alternatives, will gather in New York for this timely, indispensable industry conference. This groundbreaking event features keynote dialogues, in-depth panel discussions, candid roundtable conversations, and innovative session formats. Dedicated tracks — focused on private equity, venture capital, credit, hedge…

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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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November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Hotel Okura, Amsterdam, Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
Amsterdam, 1072 LH Netherlands
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10% discount – VIP code: FKR2463NVCA Who will you meet? SuperInvestor attracts 1,100+ world class private equity and venture capital investors. Meet the decision-makers. 380+ LPs, 490+ GPs. Representing private equity, venture capital, private debt and real assets. More time to network More meeting space will be available than ever before. A host of new features to make networking easier. New content. New features. LP/ GP relations in-depth. Centre stage for 2018: the future of returns, disruptive technology, diversity and…

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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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Founders’ Leadership Series with Chip Paucek, Co-Founder and CEO, 2U

November 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, 505 Howard
San Francisco, CA United States
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2U stands as one of ed tech’s biggest success stories. As the leading platform for top-tier universities seeking to scale their graduate degree programs online, 2U went public in 2014 with shares rising from their IPO price of $13 to at one point over $98. But its path to success wasn’t easy. Founded in 2008 amid the Lehman Brothers collapse, 2U not only faced a challenging environment to raise capital but also plenty of skeptics who questioned if the fledgling…

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National Grid Ventures Reception

November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel East Palo Alto, 2050 University Ave
East Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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Please join Lisa Lambert, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, National Grid plc., leading VCs, start-up founders, F500 corporate executives and other leaders in the entrepreneurial community for an exclusive networking reception.  RSVP Here!

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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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Operational Best Practices for Digital Asset Fund Managers

November 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join our speakers from leading digital asset services companies as they discuss fundamentals of operations, security and compliance. Presenters: Lisa Roitman, Business Development and Marketing Strategist at Bloomberg Enterprise Services David Byrd, Blockchain Assurance Research Lead at EY Karl Cole-Frieman, Managing Partner at Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP Matthew Johnson, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Digital Asset Custody Company Matthew Stover, CEO at MG Stover & Co Topics covered: Legal // Regulatory // Custody // Compliance // Audit // Accounting…

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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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SEO Alternative Investments Conference

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, 10019 United States
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The SEO Alternative Investments Conference features industry-leading speakers, educational panels and robust networking opportunities designed to increase access and career development for more than 450 professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in alternative investments. AICON is a valuable chance to hear the insights of prominent leaders from private equity, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, family offices, limited partners, fund of funds, emerging managers and recruiting firms. Learn more and register.

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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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Global Corporate Venturing & Innovation (GCVI) Summit

January 30 - January 31
The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa, 1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940 United States
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Over the past three years, the Global Corporate Venturing & Innovation (GCVI) Summit has grown to include over 650 business leaders from the corporate venturing and innovation professionals ecosystem. Corporates attending have represented groups that are both experts and young learners of CV&I, leading to the GCVI Summit being distinguished as the must-attend event for relationship cultivation and knowledge transfer for all active members of the community. In this, the fourth iteration of the GCVI Summit, you'll be part of…

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February 2019

Founders’ Leadership Series with Peggy Johnson, EVP Business Development, Microsoft

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, 505 Howard
San Francisco, CA United States
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Since joining Microsoft in 2014, Peggy Johnson has been at the center of closing some of the biggest and most surprising deals in Microsoft’s history. Now Microsoft’s “chief dealmaker” will be at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center February 6th for an in-depth look at how business development accelerates innovation at the company and creates value for customers. In this intimate conversation with Bruce Aust, learn how Peggy approaches partnerships, acquisitions and investments – made through the company’s early stage venture fund,…

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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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SuperReturn US West

February 11 @ 8:00 am - February 13 @ 4:00 pm
InterContinental – Los Angeles, 2151 Avenue Of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067 United States
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SuperReturn US West is moving to LA on February 11-13 and it promises to be bigger and better than ever! Join over 330 LPs, GPs and influential members of the global private equity community attending the West Coast’s leading private equity and venture capital event. Participate in executive-level conversation with 100+ top speakers and receive 3 full days of exclusive content & best-practice strategies for navigating the private equity and venture capital landscape. Register now and save 10% with code…

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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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PACT Investor Dinner

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 555 E. Lancaster Ave.
Radnor, PA 19087 United States
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Please mark your calendar for our upcoming PACT Investor Dinner, where we'll convene local and regional leaders over a discussion on the state of investment capital in Philadelphia and beyond. The conversation will also include an overview of our 2018 Philadelphia Venture Report, with PitchBook data covering the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington MSA. Don't miss this opportunity to gather over dinner with your investor peers, as we explore how we, as a community, can raise the national profile of Philadelphia as a hub…

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17th Annual NYU Venture Showcase

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NYU Stern Tisch Hall, 40 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Meet 43 of NYU's best and brightest startups at the W. R. Berkley Innovation Lab’s 17th Annual Venture Showcase (all of which are semi-finalists in this year’s $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge). Mix and mingle with innovators and investors, changemakers and doers, all from the vibrant NYU and NYC entrepreneurial ecosystem. Learn more and register.

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