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April 2019

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

SBIR Virtual Collider Event

May 2 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

What: 135 startup companies, all of which have commercial solutions that are also potentially relevant to the Department of Defense, will each have 5 minutes to pitch their solutions and answer questions to a large audience of private investors (VC, Angel, Corporate) and DoD members (Operators, Acquirers, Tech Scouts). Rather than do one long session, we will have six virtual sessions (three in the morning and three in the afternoon), each of which has its own technology theme.  Be sure…

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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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InnovationXLab Advanced Manufacturing

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 8 @ 5:00 pm
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1 Bethel Valley Rd
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States
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The American manufacturing sector fuels over 11% of U.S. GDP and more than half of U.S. exports. The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Technology Transitions is sponsoring its third InnovationXLab Summit on Advanced Manufacturing. The Advanced Manufacturing Summit will provide industry attendees with information about leveraging DOE’s vast portfolio of investment to accelerate commercialization and U.S. competitiveness in advanced manufacturing. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is hosting this meeting of technologists from across DOE’s lab and research complex, industry…

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Founders’ Leadership Series with Rob Bernshteyn, CEO of Coupa

May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, 505 Howard
San Francisco, CA United States
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Join Jeff Thomas, Senior Vice President at Nasdaq, for a fireside chat with Rob Bernshteyn, chairman and CEO of Coupa. Rob’s career has led him all the way from trading baseball cards as a teenager, to leading one of the fastest growing technology companies whose customers include Airbus, Caterpillar, LuluLemon, MGM Grand, Rolls-Royce, Salesforce, and Unilever. When he joined Coupa, the company had less than 20 employees and $300K in annual revenue. Under his leadership, the company has grown to…

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The 7th Annual NEVY Awards

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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The NEVYs are Boston’s premier celebration of the venture ecosystem, and the only one truly uniting the Tech and Life Science communities. An “anti-awards show,” they spurn white tablecloths and boring speeches, instead embracing the vibe of Boston’s innovation economy: fast-paced, eccentric, colorful, and unapologetic. Attended by over 1000 of the region’s top innovators, investors, and companies, the NEVYs are a singular celebration of the region’s biggest wins and brightest stars. Driven by cutting edge production and always set in…

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5th Annual So Cal VC Roadtrip w/ 33 Cool Companies

May 9 @ 8:00 am - May 10 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown San Diego Penthouse, 10996 Torreyana Rd, Suite 285
San Diego, CA 92121 United States
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Over 260 companies applied. We selected 33. It's just VCs and the companies, in a efficient fun setting. Over 100 VCs joined us last year. You can see the companies here: https://sdvg.org/sdvg-cool-companies/ The event is up in a beautiful penthouse overlooking downtown, with views of Coronado Island and Mexico. We’ll have private dinners the night of the 9th in downtown SD for all the VCs. On May 10, we have another VC-only optional event – with a 140-foot huge yacht…

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The Next AI Platform

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
The Glasshouse, 2 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 90036 United States
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The Next AI Platform will feature live in-depth interviews with those are the forefront on both the technology creation and end user sides of the AI infrastructure spectrum with a focus on investments up and down the AI infrastructure stack--from chips and accelerators to storage, networking, memory, and beyond. More coming on the agenda but for now, here is a sneak peek at just a fraction of the day’s content… Your hosts for the wide range of in-depth, technical interviewers:…

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BCI Summit 2019

May 10 @ 9:30 am - May 12 @ 4:00 pm
Manhattan New York City, NY United States

Join BCI Summit and some of the world's leading venture investors (RRE Ventures, Pritzker Group, Comcast Ventures, Lux Capital, GE Ventures, M12 (Microsoft Ventures), etc.) along with renowned researchers and technologists from NASA, DARPA, SGInnnovate, and MIT for our private tech summit. We will gather the brightest minds in AI/ML, blockchain, cyber security, and Quantum on May 10-12 in Manhattan. -Network with leading global investors that have built and sold unicorns -Meet leading global researchers from NASA/MIT/DARPA etc. -Network with…

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NYU $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge: Finals & Awards Ceremony

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NYU Stern Tisch Hall, 40 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Ingenious Ideas, Live Judging, $300K in Grand Prizes of cash and startup services on the line to win. You won’t want to miss the Final Round of the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge. The Finals mark the culmination of an eight-month-long competition, which launched last fall with 243 teams (and more than 530 founders) from 19 schools, colleges and divisions across NYU’s global campus. This year, 14 teams will deliver their final presentations, all in the hopes of transforming their ideas into…

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Midwest Growth Capital Symposium

May 14 @ 10:30 am - May 15 @ 4:30 pm
Marriott Resort at Eagle Crest, 1275 S. Huron Street
Yipsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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2019 marks the 38th anniversary of the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium, formerly known as the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium and the longest running university-based venture fair of its kind! MGCS showcases Midwest companies that are seeking seed, series A, and series B rounds of funding. The conference is known for attracting top-tier investors from across the U.S. More than 550 attendees are expected, including founders of early-stage companies that span the Life Sciences and Technology sectors, angel investors, VCs and…

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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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EMPEA Private Equity Masterclass

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Washington, D.C. Washington, DC United States + Google Map

When: May 16, 2019 Where: Washington, D.C. About: The popular GP-only EMPEA Masterclass series is once again being held in Washington, DC as part of EM PE Week and with the generous support of Debevoise & Plimpton. This closed-door forum allows for the candid exchange of knowledge, best practices, and lessons learned among peer fund managers and an experienced faculty from EMPEA’s global network. NVCA Members receive a complimentary ticket! Please contact Holly Radel at radelh@empea.net for details. Registration closes…

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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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Collision

May 20 @ 8:00 am - May 23 @ 5:00 pm
Enercare Centre, 100 Princes' Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3 Canada
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Collision is the leading entrepreneurial and tech conference in North America and is expected to bring to Toronto approximately 25,000 attendees and some of the world's brightest figures in tech for three days of agenda-setting conversations and dialogue. We're excited to bring Collision to Toronto, May 20-23.  Joining us in Collision will be Christiana Figueres, Linda Boff of GE, and renowned AI philosopher, Nick Bostrom, as well as the founders of Twitter, Paypal and Medium. As well as leading investors Fred Wilson of Union…

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Marketplace Risk Management Conference

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - May 22 @ 9:00 pm
Bespoke Coworking, 845 Market Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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Investors understand that every business has risk - identifying and mitigating that risk is critical to a startups's growth and success, especially for new and innovative, technology-driven business models. The Marketplace Risk Management Conference is the most comprehensive source of information, education and networking for the web and mobile marketplace technology industry, including for web and mobile marketplaces and platforms in the sharing, gig, on-demand, peer-to-peer and collaborative economy. The Marketplace Risk Management Conference is led by industry leading peers,…

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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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MedCity INVEST Pop Health

May 22 @ 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Louisiana Cancer Research Center, 1700 Tulane Ave, Suite 1000
New Orleans, LA 70112 United States
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MedCity INVEST Pop Health, a new event taking place May 22, 2019 in New Orleans, will highlight how better population health will transform healthcare. To highlight the importance of population health and the innovation and investment that is occurring in the field, MedCity News is partnering with the New Orleans Business Alliance to host a summit in the Big Easy this spring. The event will gather venture capitalists, hospital executives, payers, life science companies and startup entrepreneurs and will feature…

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Operating Partners Forum: San Francisco

May 30 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 1:00 pm
JW Marriott, 515 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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For over eight years, Private Equity International has been the leading organizer of events dedicated to PE and VC value creators, with Forums in New York and London gathering over 400 global operating partners annually. PEI is pleased to now bring the Operating Partners Forum to San Francisco, with even more opportunities to network and gain practical strategies that you can implement straight away. Attendees at the Operating Partners Forum: San Francisco will include an elite crowd of top value creators in…

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June 2019

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

June 3 @ 4:30 pm - June 5 @ 6:00 pm
The Hague The Hague Netherlands + Google Map

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) brings together thousands of global leaders in entrepreneurship, innovation, investment, and policy to support deals that matter to everyone. Learn more and register.    

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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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SuperReturn Energy

June 10 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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SuperReturn Energy is returning to Boston on June 10-11 and it promises to be bigger and better than ever! Join 120+ LPs, GPs and influential members of the global energy private equity community at the US meeting place for the industry. Participate in executive-level conversation with top speakers and receive 2 full days of exclusive content & best-practice strategies for navigating the energy private equity landscape. Register now and save 10% with code - FKR2483NVCA. Learn more and register.

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SuperReturn US East 2019

June 10 @ 8:30 am - June 12 @ 4:30 pm
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Who will you meet in 2019? Join 450+ of the leading players in private equity and venture capital from across North America and beyond. More than 130 LPs attend to gain insight from experts in the secondaries market, co-investments, private credit, healthcare and technology. More time & space to network Engage on round tables, enter boardroom discussions, attend closed-door sessions, and host your own 1-2-1 meetings to get insight and share your views. From 2 evening drinks receptions, private functions…

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H-1B Issues in the Tech Sector

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In today’s fiercely competitive market for tech talent, immigration issues are continuing to pose new challenges for companies across the technology spectrum. With H-1B visas under increased scrutiny both in the political arena and in USCIS adjudications, companies in the technology sector have to adapt quickly to remain competitive in the changing landscape of the U.S. immigration system. Join us for a webinar on topics including current trends in H-1B processing for tech companies, third party placement issues and export…

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MedCity CONVERGE 2019

June 19 @ 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
University City Science Center, 3675 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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MedCity CONVERGE, to be held June 19, 2019 in Philadelphia, brings together all sectors of the oncology ecosystem—health systems, insurers, digital health, investors, hospitals, pharma, entrepreneurs and other key stakeholders—to discover the latest innovations and the future of cancer care. Through a mix of provocative conversations, interactive networking, and a showcase of the hottest early-stage companies, you’ll get actionable insight into how AI, Big Data, Precision Medicine and more are changing the game in cancer. We invite you to participate. Learn more and…

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Impact Global Venture Summit 2019

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk
Sacramento, CA 95814 United States
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The Impact Global Venture Summit is a day-long exhibition focused on the innovation and regulation of emerging tech. Attendees will gain insights on the potential impact of foundation technologies, hands-on demonstrations of early applications, and access to the real innovators and policymakers shaping their adoption in our markets and communities. Technology and policy are colliding everywhere you look; those who understand these collisions will create the greatest opportunities. Learn more and register.

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CVC Meet & Greet

June 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Morgan Lewis, 1400 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States
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For CVCs, Corporate Development Executives active in sourcing innovation, VCs and Angels. Learn more and register.

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