SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today presented ARCH Venture Partners with the 2019 Venture Firm of the Year Award at the 2019 NVCA Leadership Gala. Held at the Four Seasons in San Francisco, CA, the NVCA Leadership Gala celebrates the venture industry and honors those who have made significant contributions to foster innovation, advance technology and drive new company formation. 

“We are honored to recognize the ARCH team as the 2019 Venture Firm of the Year,” said Bobby Franklin. “For over 30 years, ARCH has backed disruptive science and taken a truly long-term view when helping to build and grow transformative healthcare companies all over the world. Led by their founders Bob Nelsen, Keith Crandell, Clinton Bybee, and the late Steve Lazarus, the ARCH team has been a leader of our industry through their investments, their support for science and entrepreneurs, and their commitment to taking bold, imaginative risks. We congratulate them on this achievement and wish them the best of luck as they continue to lead our industry into the future.”

About the Venture Firm of the Year Award

The Venture Firm of the Year Award recognizes venture capital firms for their significant contributions to advance the entrepreneurial ecosystem and generate returns for their investors.  Firms receiving the award are recognized for strong fund performance and high exit multiples for recent exits as well as activities to promote entrepreneurship and create a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem.

Previous Recipients: True Ventures and Emergence Capital