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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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2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Eastern Market, 2934 Russell Street, Shed 3
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Michigan Venture Capital Association, the nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, is excited to host the 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner with Governor Rick Snyder on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Eastern Market in Detroit. Celebrate with us as we shine a light on leaders who are sparking innovation and powering the growth of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community at the state’s largest investor networking event.…

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South-East Asian Private Equity Conference

October 4 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Rd
Singapore, 228211 Singapore
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The South-East Asian Private Equity Conference offers unrivaled networking opportunities with upwards of 250 top-tier attendees from across the private equity deal chain in a day of insightful panel discussions and inspiring keynote speeches. This one-day event brings together more than 50 LPs, 70 GPs, and 30 CxOs representing private equity funds, Limited Partners, Funds-of-Funds, venture capitalists, CEOs of PE-backed companies, ambitious startups, business angels and more. With a focus on deal origination and relationship building, this conference on 4th…

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Women Who Fund Forum

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Michigan Golf Course, 500 E. Stadium Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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This year’s Forum at the University of Michigan will showcase and connect dynamic women who are breaking through the gender barrier at traditional male strongholds in the alternative investment field and paving the way to rewarding careers for the next generation. The forum offers a unique platform for women to develop deeper connections among their industry peer group, identify valuable leads for sourcing capital, advance their firms, share unique industry experiences and support the successes of one another. Previous speakers…

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Michigan Private Equity Partnership Conference

October 11 @ 5:30 pm - October 12 @ 2:00 pm
University of Michigan Golf Course, 500 E. Stadium Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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The 2018 'boutique' Conference will cover current and emerging topics in the nation's credit markets that pose challenges and new opportunities for those in private equity and institutional investing. More than 200 private equity, investment banking and business professionals from around the United States, as well as from the University of Michigan alumni community, are expected to attend. Saturday, Oct. 13 is game day - Michigan vs. Wisconsin! Football tickets are available for attendees - first-come, first-serve, please contact Mary…

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SuperReturn Private Credit US

October 15 @ 8:00 am - October 16 @ 4:00 pm
Four Seasons Chicago, Chicago, IL United States + Google Map

SuperReturn Private Credit US returns to Chicago on October 15-16 and it promises to be bigger and better than ever! Join over 300 LPs, GPs and private credit experts attending SuperReturn Private Credit US 2018, the #1 gathering of private credit LPs and GPs. Participate in executive-level conversation with 80+ top speakers and receive 2 full days of exclusive content & best-practice strategies for navigating the private credit landscape. Register now and save 10% with code - FKR2465NVCAL.

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Global Graphene Expo and Conference

October 15 @ 11:00 am - October 17 @ 5:30 pm
AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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The Global Graphene Expo & Conference is focused on the commercialization and future applications of graphene and is the largest gathering of graphene companies, stakeholders, and international industry leaders to be held in the U.S. This is a must attend event for any individuals or organization interested in exploring, evaluating or investing in graphene for future of U.S. technology. The conference will include an exploratory track for those interested in learning how graphene can improve their current product offerings and…

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VentureAtlanta Conference 2018

October 16 - October 17

Venture Atlanta is the region’s largest venture conference gathering together more than 900 entrepreneurs, investors, leaders and students for a high-caliber, 2-day conference. We began 11 years ago with one mission - to connect companies to capital. Today, this mission has expanded beyond monetary capital to connect startups with the resources, network, clients, partnerships, and talent they need to grow. Venture Atlanta has played an important role in the tech ecosystem of the South and is proud to be a part of…

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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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Future of Care 2018

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Ave
New York, NY 10065 United States
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Future of Care is a free one-day event convening New Yorkers passionate about bringing technological innovation to medicine. Featuring talks by chief executives of Celmatix, CityMD, and COTA Healthcare, we provide a prestigious platform for NYC healthcare leaders to share insights with a young, motivated audience from diverse backgrounds. In addition, the event features free skill-building workshops and ample networking opportunities. Cost of attendance is free, but spots are limited - apply today to attend at https://futureofcare.nyc.

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VC Unlocked: Bootcamp for Accelerator Managers

October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm
San Francisco, San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

500 Startups is sharing its playbook with select accelerator managers in October 2018. In this one week deep dive, 500 partners and other top accelerator founding partners will reveal the tricks of the trade. Learn how to run a successful program from one of the top accelerators in Silicon Valley. Learn more and apply.

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Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit

October 22 @ 9:00 am - October 24 @ 1:00 pm
Huntington Bank Convention Center of Cleveland, 300 West Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States
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Since its inception, Cleveland Clinic has worked to develop an innovation conference that cuts through the noise to ultimately deliver results to those who need it most: our patients. Since our beginning nearly 100 years ago, the mission has always been to further medicine to heal our patients. This is achieved through a commitment to innovation, one of our six organizational core values, which positions us in a unique place to bring the right people to the table. The Medical…

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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

GCV Synergize

November 2 @ 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 - November 11

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 @ 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 @ 1:00 pm - November 9 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 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 @ 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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Founders’ Leadership Series with Chip Paucek, Co-Founder and CEO, 2U

November 14 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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