Public Policy

NVCA advocates for policies that create U.S. economic growth and fuel entrepreneurship.

As the voice of the venture capital community, NVCA empowers its members by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and delivering resources and programs to help VCs succeed. We are committed to advancing policies that foster entrepreneurial activity and investment across the country.


NVCA advocates for tax policy that encourages new company formation by focusing on where the tax code impacts entrepreneurship.


NVCA encourages policies that help immigrant entrepreneurs build and grow businesses in the U.S.

Capital Markets & Regulation

NVCA champions a policy agenda that expands opportunities for capital formation.

Foreign Investment

NVCA believes it is critical to protect passive foreign investment into U.S. venture funds.

Intellectual Property

NVCA supports patent reform legislation that protects emerging companies’ innovative ideas.

Basic Research & Technology Transfer

NVCA’s endorses basic federal research investment as the underlying foundation for the innovation economy.


NVCA fosters policy priorities that enhance the U.S. technology and Internet sectors.

Climate and Sustainability

NVCA advocates for polices that support climate technology and the advancement of climate-focused startups.

Healthcare Innovation

NVCA believes medical innovation should become a national priority for patients and our healthcare system.


How VC is Solving Today’s Problems with Artificial Intelligence

With artificial intelligence (AI) rapidly gaining ground, the startup ecosystem is harnessing its potential to tackle pressing national challenges head-on. AI will play a pivotal role in expanding economic opportunities, …

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President Biden Should Highlight American Leadership in Climate Technology Innovation at COP26

As President Biden and his team prepare for the COP26 UN Climate Conference next week, they should highlight to the world how America is providing leadership in climate-focused venture capital …

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VCs Advocate for Startup Policy at VCs-to-DC

As the entrepreneurial ecosystem and D.C. continue to intersect more and more, it’s crucial that VCs and startups engage with policymakers on policies and ideas that impact America’s startup industry. …

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Miss VCs-to-DC

Less than three weeks away, VCs-to-DC is the annual policy summit that convenes venture investors, entrepreneurs, and policymakers to take part in conversations on policy issues to strengthen the entrepreneurial …

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VCs and Opportunity Zones

Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting Navin Sethi with Ernst & Young LLP on a webinar to discuss the new Opportunity Zones program created by the recent tax cut …

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Let Banks Invest in Venture Capital Funds Once Again

NVCA is working to allow banks to invest in venture capital funds again. As part of this effort, we recently filed a comment letter proposing two solutions for how the …

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Foreign investment scrutiny: 5 questions every venture investor should know the answer to

Venture investors and startups are waking up to a new reality as the U.S. government is newly empowered to scrutinize foreign investment, including into venture funds and by foreign strategic …

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Foreign Investment Bill and its Impact on the VC and Startup Ecosystem

If you’re a VC with a foreign LP or have foreign co-investors, then you should know the law is about to change. Later this week, Congress is expected to pass …

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VC Industry Makes an Impact on Washington at VCs-to-DC

At a time when the startup ecosystem is intersecting more and more with policies coming out of Washington, it seems like an ideal time to bring venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and …

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