The annual NVCA Yearbook documents trends and analysis of venture capital activity in the United States from the past year and capturing historical data and information about venture’s role in fueling entrepreneurship in America.
The NVCA Yearbook is an annual publication that provides statistics on the size and impact of the U.S. venture industry, investments into startups, capital raised and managed by venture capital firms, and exit activity either through an initial public offering (IPO) or merger and acquisition (M&A).
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Takeaways from the most recent NVCA Yearbook:
GLOBAL VC INVESTMENT
While global venture investment has increased, the share going to U.S. startups has declined, from 84% in 2004 to 52% in 2019.
2019 U.S. IPOS
82 venture-backed companies went public in 2019, accounting for 43% of all U.S. IPOs last year. These 82 companies represented $223b in value at IPO, created from $35b in venture funding prior to IPO. In fact, VC-backed companies comprised 42% of all U.S. IPOs from 1974 to 2014.
ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT
Venture capital compared with other asset classes
$50b raised via VC funds in 2019 to deploy to promising startups
MEDIAN U.S. VC FUND SIZE
The median size of VC funds in the traditional venture hubs of California, Massachusetts, and New York is $100M. Outside those states, the median is $43M
The NVCA Yearbook also offers an overview of NVCA activities and initiatives:
NVCA and Startup@BerkeleyLaw at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, launched VC University, which democratizes access to education on venture capital for entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys, or anyone else interested in emerging company finance across the country.
NVCA released the second edition of the NVCA-Deloitte Human Capital Survey, which found that VC firms are beginning to make some important—albeit small—gains in implementing strategies to attract and retain top diverse talent.
NVCA helped the venture industry navigate the CFIUS Pilot Program that put many of FIRRMA’s authorities in place. NVCA engaged deeply with the Treasury Department and other CFIUS agencies as the final rules implementing FIRRMA were put in place.
NVCA and The Exponential Center at the Computer History Museum announced a new partnership to preserve and make freely accessible the NVCA Oral History Collection, a rich set of transcripts of 17 venture industry luminaries that have been compiled over the past fifteen years by NVCA.
NVCA convened 60 emerging VC fund managers from historically underrepresented groups in Washington, DC and Los Angeles at LP Office Hours to learn fundraising best practices and how to manage the GP-LP relationship with one-on-one meetings with 20 LPs and 8 experienced VCs.
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