Join NVCA’s dynamic member network with representation from 35 states and micro VCs to mega funds.
NVCA is committed to a thriving venture industry across the country. In addition to helping to inform and drive NVCA’s wide-ranging policy agenda, NVCA members have access to differentiated, career catalyzing education and advancement programs, unparalleled community and networking opportunities, and exclusive, leading industry research and analysis.
Who are NVCA members?
How does NVCA help you succeed?
NVCA plays a vital role in America’s entrepreneurial economy. At NFC, we are strong believers in need for a voice, both in D.C. and nationally, regarding favorable tax, immigration, patent reform, capital formation, pro-risk capital regulation, etc. Since joining the Association, we’ve also been pleased to see the focus on regional investing. More evenly distributed access to capital, and hence economic opportunity, will be vital to closing the income inequality gap and providing for a better future for America’s often ignored communities.
The NVCA membership has been a great resource to us as. In particular, we’ve attended small dinners that NVCA organizes which has sparked conversation and connections with other emerging and experienced VCs that continued beyond the events. This has allowed us to share our investment thesis and deal flow with investors that we’ve met through the NVCA network. We also appreciate that they are intentional about diversity with events and support focused on women investors, and have reached out to us to make sure we’re included. Additionally, through the NVCA we have been able to take advantage of the access to Pitchbook, which has allowed us to extend access to all members of our investment team.
True Ventures has been a long time supporter of NVCA, and could not be more delighted. The NVCA team in Washington DC are incredibly well informed advocates for our venture capital industry, with deep contacts to policy makers on Capitol Hill. With all of the regulatory, and political uncertainties, Bobby and his team have been invaluable in helping legislators and regulators appreciate what we do, and why a vibrant technology ecosystem is one of the country’s most valuable assets.
NVCA has helped MiLA stay informed and engaged in critical topics. As members, we’ve been able to get in front of issues that can help or harm startups such as CFIUS and R&D credits. We are also able to participate in special gatherings across the US that help us optimize our time, such as the VC Strategic Communications event with tips straight from Forbes and Techcrunch writers. And, I’ve been able to lobby on issues that will keep US venture capital competitive. I also appreciate the NVCA’s work to open doors for immigrant founders (e.g., startup visa) and underrepresented talent.
Who is eligible to join NVCA?
NVCA membership is open to venture capital partnerships, corporations, family offices, fund of funds, and university/accelerator programs investing or planning to invest risk equity capital in the U.S.
To become a member, your firm must be engaged in or planning private equity investing on a cash for equity basis from 1) a dedicated pool of private equity capital of at least $1 million or 2) investing off the balance sheet of a corporation. Applicant firms must also employ at least one full-time employee, or full time equivalent, whose sole purpose is direct private equity investing or investing through VC fund-of-funds.
How are membership dues calculated?
Annual membership dues are based on the sum of your firm’s VC funds closed in the past 10 years. Corporate venture groups investing off the balance sheet pay an annual flat fee ($10,000). CVCs with dedicated funds pay based on the standard fee schedule. See the NVCA dues structure below:
NVCA Member Dues Formula
- Committed Capital*
- $5M – $9.9M
- $10M – $99M
- $100M – $499M
- $500M – $999M
- Annual Dues
- $2,000 – $6,000 (+$500 per addl $10M)
- $10,000 – $17,500 (+$2.5K per addl $100M)
- $22,500 – $32,500 (+$2.5K per addl $100M)
- $35,000+ (+$5K per addl $500M)
*Committed Capital defined as sum of venture capital funds closed in the past 10 years.
What if my fund is not a traditional venture capital fund? Are there any special membership categories?
Additional membership categories:
- Student – $100
- Individual – $500
- University Program – $1,500
- Family Office – Based on capital committed to VC (fund and direct) investments only; VC fund investments at 50% of Committed Capital rate (see table)
- Fund of Funds – 50% of Committed Capital rate for fund investments plus regular rate for direct investments
- CVCs – $10,000 (investing off the balance sheet). CVCs with dedicated funds pay based on the standard fee schedule here
Is NVCA affiliated with regional VC associations?
NVCA is independent and does not have any formal relationships with regional VC associations.
I’d like to explore a partnership with NVCA, but I am not qualified to be a member. What should I do?
Please contact email@example.com to provide details about how you would like to work with NVCA.
I am a service provider, can I join NVCA?
While NVCA membership is reserved exclusively for venture investors, NVCA engages with industry service providers that support VCs and their portfolios through the Industry Partner Program. Industry Partners receive invaluable exposure and connections to leading VCs by sponsoring events, webinars, thought leadership, and other initiatives. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.