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2022 VC Human Capital Survey – Deadline extended to Sept. 30: Powered by Venture Forward, NVCA, and Deloitte, this biennial survey is a critical component for tracking, measuring, and reporting the industry’s diversity, equity, and inclusion data and progress. See the 170+ VC firms who have committed their participation.

Cohort 11 of VC University ONLINE: Meet the Scholarship Class and volunteer to serve as a mentor to these underrepresented emerging investors. (Mentor sign-up deadline is Sept. 30)

We’re Hiring! Venture Forward is recruiting for a Marketing & Communications Director to join our team in SF.

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Venture Forward is a 501(c)(3) supporting organization to NVCA, with a mission is to diversify, educate, and empower the VC investor class to advance the industry and maximize impact and returns. We provide education, resources, and connections to drive intersectional diversity within the venture capital community.

We enable emerging investors to become VC investors by creating opportunities and opening doors that might otherwise have been closed to them. For VC investors and firms, we represent a “square one” resource to help them implement meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.

Key initiatives include: VC University, LP Office Hours, and the VC Human Capital Survey.

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8,400+

high-growth startups—across all 50 states and DC—raised venture funding in 2018 to build and growth their businesses.

42%

of all U.S. IPOs from 1974 to 2015 were venture-backed companies, representing 63% of the market capitalization and 85% of R&D.

2.9 million

is the average net jobs created annually between 1980 and 2010 by high-growth startups, which account for ~50% of gross jobs created in the U.S.

1,300+

U.S. venture firms are active today, managing an aggregate of $444 billion in assets.

10,000+

high-growth startups—across all 50 states and DC—raised venture funding in 2019 to build and grow their businesses.

42%

of all U.S. IPOs from 1974 to 2015 were venture-backed companies, representing 63% of the market capitalization and 85% of R&D.

2.9 million

is the average net jobs created annually between 1980 and 2010 by high-growth startups, which account for ~50% of gross jobs created in the U.S.

1,300+

U.S. venture firms are active today, managing an aggregate of $444 billion in assets.