NVCA is committed to providing our members resources that equip their firms and portfolio companies with the most effective and efficient tools to better manage and grow their investments and teams

NVCA’s education programs offer VC investors guidance and best practices for success.

NVCA arms the venture community for success by providing practical education to new and experienced industry professionals. Our key programs include:

  • Board Service Excellence – a one-day learning event designed in collaboration with our Board of Directors to provide VC investors with actionable insight and expertise to enhance impact and effectiveness inside the boardroom of portfolio companies.  
  • VC University, a joint initiative by UC Berkeley’s Startup@BerkeleyLaw and NVCA – online curriculum and in-person events throughout the year provide practical on venture finance to participants across the country.
  • LP Office Hours – two half-day workshops per year held across the country for venture fund managers currently underrepresented in the ecosystem to learn best practices from and build relationships with limited partners (i.e., “LPs” or investors in venture funds) for fundraising.

In addition, NVCA member peers groups offer educational programming throughout the year. Learn more here

We welcome your feedback on our current programming and suggestions for new programming. Contact


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