50 donations to celebrate NVCA's 50th anniversary

50 for 50 Donation Campaign
Current Number of Donors (as of May 15, 2023)

In honor of NVCA’s 50th anniversary and leadership gala, Venture Forward is asking 50 VC investors or firms to donate $500, $5,000, or $50,000 to support our mission to build a stronger, more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for VC.  

Donors in the “50 for 50” campaign will receive special recognition at the gala. 

With your financial support in 2023, Venture Forward can: 

  • Educate 900 industry newcomers through VC University.
  • Connect 50 underrepresented emerging managers to LPs through LP Office Hours. 

  • Prep for the fifth edition of the VC Human Capital Survey to collect and report on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) data in the VC industry. 

  • Fund new programs that help new investors break into VC, current investors advance, and VC firms implement meaningful DEI practices. 

Venture Forward, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and supporting organization to NVCA, is solely funded by its donors and sponsors. Contributions to The Venture Capital Foundation (Venture Forward’s legal entity) are tax deductible. The Venture Capital Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN #: 47-4114024. 

Thank you to our firm & individual donors!

  1. Vineeta Agarwala (Andreessen Horowitz)
  2. Anonymous
  3. Anonymous
  4. Apax Partners
  5. Battery Ventures
  6. Bond Capital
  7. Christy Chin (Venture philanthropist)
  8. Chingona Ventures
  9. Gavin Christensen (Kickstart Fund)
  10. Ron Conway (SV Angel)
  11. Diane Daych (Granite Growth Health Partners)
  12. Byron Deeter (Bessemer Venture Partners)
  13. Scott Dorsey (High Alpha)
  14. Brad Feld (Foundry)
  15. A.J. Frey (Gibson Dunn)
  16. Jan Garfinkle (Arboretum Ventures)
  17. General Catalyst
  18. Aziz Gilani (Mercury Fund)
  19. Ed Glassmeyer (Oak Investment Partners)
  20. Josh Green (formerly Mohr Davidow Ventures and Carbon)
  21. Kirsten Green (Forerunner Ventures)
  22. Greycroft
  23. Peter Hebert (Lux Capital)
  24. HGGC
  25. Icon Ventures
  26. Jill Jarrett (Benchmark)
  27. Scott Kupor (Andreessen Horowitz)
  28. Ray Leach (JumpStart)
  29. Mariah Lichtenstern (DiverseCity Ventures)
  30. Rebecca Lucia (5AM Ventures)
  31. Maveron
  32. Kate Mitchell (Scale Venture Partners)
  33. Candice Morgan (GV)
  34. Sunil Nagaraj (Ubiquity Ventures)
  35. John Neis (Venture Investors LLC)
  36. Next Frontier Capital
  37. Nnamdi Okike (645 Ventures)
  38. Cindy Padnos (Illuminate)
  39. Alan Patricof (Primetime Partners)
  40. Reach Capital
  41. Redpoint Ventures
  42. Elliott Robinson (Bessemer Venture Partners)
  43. Greg Sands (Costanoa Ventures)
  44. Sapphire
  45. Sequoia Capital
  46. Deena Shakir (Lux Capital)
  47. Stephen Socolof (Tech Council Ventures)
  48. Todd Speece (Citi)
  49. Summit Partners
  50. Top Tier Capital Partners
  51. True Ventures
  52. Anarghya Vardhana (Maveron)
  53. Vela Wood
  54. David Wachter (W Capital Partners)


As of May 18, 2023


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