Mike Moritz, Josh Green and Robin Richards Donohoe Recognized for Service and Commitment to Venture and Startup Ecosystem
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today honored three leaders of the venture capital industry with awards for their significant contributions to advance innovation, strengthen the industry and promote entrepreneurship. At the inaugural NVCA Leadership Gala and Awards Ceremony held on the eve of VentureScape 2015 in San Francisco, NVCA presented the Lifetime Achievement in Venture Capital Award to Mike Moritz, Chairman of Sequoia Capital, the Outstanding Service Award to Josh Green, General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, and the American Spirit Award to Robin Richards Donohoe, Co-Chair of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation.
“Throughout their illustrious careers, Mike, Josh and Robin have set themselves apart as trailblazers of our industry, distinguishing themselves as leaders worthy of the honor and recognition these awards represent,” said Scott Sandell, Chairman of NVCA and Managing General Partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA). “Time and again, they have demonstrated their commitment to our industry and our ecosystem—going above and beyond the call of duty to push the boundaries of innovation and change the world. I cannot think of three peers worthier of these awards, and I congratulate them on all their successes now and in the future.”
About the Awards
Lifetime Achievement in Venture Capital Award
The Lifetime Achievement in Venture Capital Award was established in 1998 to recognize venture professionals who have dedicated their professional lives to creating and building successful and highly competitive venture firms as well as portfolio companies that have made a significant contribution to the growth and success of the U.S. economy. Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award were instrumental in the formation and growth of the venture capital industry and have consistently set high performance standards for the entire industry.
The Outstanding Service Award
The Outstanding Service Award was established in 1999 to recognize the exceptional service of an NVCA Director or NVCA member who has committed an extraordinary amount of time, resources and dedication to Association efforts that in turn benefits the entire venture industry. This dedication has raised the visibility of the industry to key legislators and regulators and helped to educate them regarding the pivotal role of venture capital to this country.
The American Spirit Award
The American Spirit Award was created in 1999 to recognize NVCA members who have shown philanthropic leadership by applying business skills, knowledge, expertise and resources to make an outstanding contribution to society.