The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is the leading trade association representing venture capital in the U.S. They represent VCs in public policy debates and promote professional standards, professional development, and interaction amongst member firms.NVCA works with all branches of government, the media and organizations nationwide to foster a better understanding of how entrepreneurship and venture capital impacts the U.S. economy. In addition, NVCA provides many opportunities for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to become active in the policy formation process.
As the voice of the U.S. venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment. As the venture community’s preeminent trade association, NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites nearly 400 members through a full range of professional services.
NVCA is open by invitation to all professional venture capital firms and corporate venture capital investors who are responsible for investing risk capital in developing companies or industries on a professional basis.
NVCA’s professional development programs are designed to enhance knowledge and encourage the sharing of information on best practices, industry trends, research, and strategy. NVCA holds regular webcasts on topics important to the venture community as well as periodic in-person meetings. Members also reap professional development benefits from NVCA publications, member-wide teleconferences, member peer group activities and information found on the NVCA website.
Throughout the year, NVCA hosts several networking events designed to enhance members’ contacts, professional development and deal flow. Networking opportunities cane be found at the NVCA Annual Meeting, regional networking luncheons, member peer group gatherings and various other Association events.
Recognizing that the venture capital industry has become increasingly specialized and that members benefit greatly by having the opportunity to network with their peers who have similar investment interests as well as professional responsibilities, NVCA membership offers the opportunity to participate in several member peer groups that facilitate peer to peer interaction and knowledge sharing. These groups include: NVCA Cleantech Council, Medical & Innovation Competitiveness Coalition (MedIC), NVCA Corporate Venture Group, NVCA CFO Taskforce, NVCA Strategic Communications Group (Stratcom), and the Growth Equity Group.
NVCA publishes quarterly venture capital industry statistics in conjunction with its research partners: Thomson Reuters, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Cambridge Associates.
NVCA serves as a united voice for the venture capital industry and works with the media on a regular basis throughout the United States. NVCA’s spokespersons program facilitates introductions and relationships between journalists and NVCA members, while providing a human face to the venture process.
From their website ,”Venture capitalists are committed to funding America’s most innovative entrepreneurs, working closely with them to transform breakthrough ideas into emerging growth companies that drive U.S. job creation and economic growth. According to a 2011 Global Insight study, venture-backed companies accounted for nearly 12 million jobs and $3.1 trillion in revenues in the United States in 2010. As the voice of the U.S. venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment. As the venture community’s preeminent trade association, NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites its 400 plus members through a full range of professional services.”