Our impact in the venture community


Several Venture Forward initiatives were incubated under NVCA before our launch. These initiatives include VC University, LP Office Hours, and the VC Human Capital Survey. Since our founding, we have expanded on these and developed new ones. View our 2021 Impact Report and 2022 impact highlights.

We’d also like to thank our donors and sponsors without whom our impact would not be possible. Get involved to support our work and help us continue our mission!

VC University

10 sold-out cohorts since 2019.

Educated X,XXX participants in VC University on the nuts and bolts of VC.

Provided XXX full scholarships to new and aspiring investors from underrepresented backgrounds.

Matched XX full scholarship participants in.

XX% of participants would recommend the program to a peer or colleague.

LP Office Hours

7 programs across 5 cities + 2 virtual since 2018.

Curated XX meetings for EMs with LPs and experienced GPs in LP Office Hours.

Provided XX emerging managers (EMs) access to LPOH to learn fundraising best practices.

Connected XX LPs with underrepresented EMs.

XX% of participants would recommend the program to a peer or colleague.

VC Human Capital Survey

3 editions conducted in 2016, 2018, and 2020.

Collected DEI data from 375+ VC firms in 2020.

5pp increase in female investment partners 2016-2020.

2pp increase in Black junior investment professionals 2018-2020.

28pp increase in % of VC firms with a diversity strategy.

Program Participant Demographics

VC University

Scholarship Cohort 11


identify as people of color


identify as women


based outside CA, MA & NY


identify as LGBTQ+

LP Office Hours

Family Offices - November 2022


people of color


female or non-binary


based outside CA, MA & NY



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