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January 2019

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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SuperReturn International 2019

February 26 @ 7:30 am - March 1 @ 3:30 pm
InterContinental Hotel Berlin, Budapester Straße 2
Berlin, 10787 Germany
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Create connections. Maximise returns. 26 February - 1 March 2019 InterContinental Hotel, Berlin 10% discount – VIP code: FKR2478NVCA Attend the 22nd annual SuperReturn International, the world’s leading private equity and venture capital conference. Do not miss your chance to… Meet more than 2,500 senior industry practitioners • Interface personally with 700+ powerful LPs • Hear from an incomparable line-up of 400+ industry heavyweight speakers • View the delegate list & arrange invaluable meetings ahead of time The 2019 agenda…

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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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Responsible Investment Forum New York

March 5 @ 8:00 am - March 6 @ 1:00 pm
Convene, 730 Third Avenue
New York City, NY 10017 United States
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This March 5-6, join over 200 investors, fund managers and associations dedicated to sustainable investment practices at the third annual Responsible Investment Forum New York, co-hosted by Private Equity International and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Through keynotes, panels, and small group discussions, the Forum will provide actionable insight so that you can implement an effective ESG strategy at your organization. Members of NVCA are also eligible for a 15% discount with code: RIF19_NVCA. Learn more and register.

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March 7 @ 8:00 am - March 8 @ 5:00 pm
Taj Palace, 2, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi, Delhi 110021 India
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IVCA conclave is India's premiere private equity and venture capital event. This annual flagship event is now in its 7th year. Focused on the Private Equity and Venture Capital investments in India, this exclusive event is designed to be an ideal environment for exchange of ideas, exploring business opportunities, LP-GP pitches, securing long term source of capital, assessing regulatory scenario and high-end networking among the PE/ VC investors, Limited Partners, Family Offices, Entrepreneurs, Angel Investors, Consultants/ Advisors and other investment…

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The Economist’s Innovation Summit

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Convene, 16 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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Every business in every industry must think and act like a technology company to compete in today’s global economy. Exponential technologies--including artificial intelligence, blockchain and quantum computing--coupled with political uncertainty, make leading a business today no easy feat and the stakes are high. How can companies ensure that they emerge with long-term strategies to harness technology for positive and profitable growth? The 2019 Innovation Summit will provide playbook on the technologies you need to stay competitive and at the forefront…

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IP Strategies for Startups

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Both technology and life sciences startups often depend on intellectual property (IP) rights to protect their innovative products, to maintain a competitive advantage and to further their business goals. IP is often a company’s most valuable asset, and it is never too soon to develop an IP strategy for your business. Join WilmerHale for a discussion on considerations for startups when pursuing IP protection, including assigning IP rights to the company, understanding the types of IP protection available—such as patents,…

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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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Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World with John Chambers

March 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, 505 Howard
San Francisco, CA United States
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Silicon Valley visionary John Chambers shares the lessons that transformed a dyslexic kid from West Virginia into one of the world's best business leaders and turned a simple router company into a global tech titan. As CEO of JC2 Ventures, he's now investing in a new generation of game-changing startups by helping founders become great leaders and scale their companies. With numerous start-ups moving from zero to a billion to bankruptcy in a matter of years, it's clear that sustaining…

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12th Annual Women’s Private Equity Summit (WPES)

March 13 @ 9:30 am - March 15 @ 12:30 pm
Monarch Beach Resort, One Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629 United States
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The 12th annual Women's Private Equity Summit will be held at its new location, the spectacular Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, (Southern) California, on March 13 – 15, 2019. As always, the Summit will bring together an impressive group of 550+ private equity and venture capital leaders for two days of high-level discussion and non-stop networking. We are excited that our new home in Monarch Beach offers significantly more guestrooms and ample indoor and outdoor meeting and networking spaces.…

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The Nordic Fundraising Summit

March 13 @ 9:30 am - March 14 @ 3:00 pm
Deloitte, Weidekampsgade 6
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark
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The Danish Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (DVCA) would like to cordially invite you to the 11th Nordic Fundraising Summit 2019! How does it work: • A speed-dating event for GPs and LPs to meet. • As an LPs you will have a meeting room to meet the GPs. A meeting lasts approximately ½ - 1 hour. • All meetings will be scheduled beforehand: Through our login-site you may access the GP's investment preferences and contact GPs for meetings.…

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InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum

March 19 @ 8:00 am - March 20 @ 5:00 pm
Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, 1 E Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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The 20th annual InvestMidwest will showcase the best high-growth companies from throughout the Midwest in three industry tracks of life sciences, technology and food/ag/bioenergy. The 300+ attendees includes leading venture capitalists and angel investors seeking great investment opportunities. InvestMidwest is considered by many as the premier venture capital forum in the Midwest. Learn more and register.

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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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ARPA-E Innovation Showcase on the Hill

April 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC United States
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You're invited to join the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC), Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) for ARPA-E Innovation Showcase on the Hill a science fair inspired reception showcasing innovative energy technologies supported by ARPA-E. The event will take place on Thursday, April 4th in the Rayburn Foyer in the Rayburn House Office Building (2nd floor above the Independence Ave entrance). The event runs from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. RSVP.

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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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World Medical Innovation Forum

April 8 @ 8:00 am - April 10 @ 5:00 pm
The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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The World Medical Innovation Forum, hosted by Partners HealthCare, is a global gathering of more than 1,700 senior health care leaders in the heart of Boston. It was established to respond to the intensifying transformation of health care and its impact on innovation. The Forum is rooted in the belief that no matter the magnitude of that change, the center of health care needs to be a shared, fundamental commitment to collaborative innovation – industry and academia working together to…

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