Venture Forward Appoints Two New Directors to Board

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: May 7, 2024 – Venture Forward, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), today announces the appointment of two new directors to its board: Hilary Gosher, Managing Director at Insight Partners, and Garth Timoll, Sr., General Partner at Top Tier Capital Partners. Venture Forward is dedicated to building […]

Democratizing Access to Education: Reflections on Five Years of VC University

News & Insights | Contact: Phone: Email: This year marks a significant milestone for our VC University program as we celebrate five years of empowering new and aspiring investors. Launched in 2019, VC University is jointly produced by Venture Forward, NVCA, and Berkeley Law Executive Education, with a mission to democratize access to venture capital […]

Meet the scholarship recipients of VC University Cohort 15

News & Insights | Contact: Phone: Email: ABOUT THE PROGRAM: VC University is the industry-leading certificate course on the fundamentals of venture capital. Produced by Venture Forward, Berkeley Law Executive Education, and NVCA, this program caters to professionals who are new to the venture ecosystem, and current practitioners seeking to reinforce their VC knowledge and skill […]

Meet the scholarship recipients of VC University Cohort 14

News & Insights | Contact: Phone: Email: ABOUT THE PROGRAM: VC University is the industry-leading certificate course on the fundamentals of venture capital. Produced by Venture Forward, Berkeley Law Executive Education, and NVCA, this program caters to professionals who are new to the venture ecosystem, and current practitioners seeking to reinforce their VC knowledge and skill […]

Meet the scholarship recipients of VC University Cohort 13

News & Insights | Contact: Phone: Email: ABOUT THE PROGRAM: VC University is the industry-leading certificate course on the fundamentals of venture capital. Produced by Startup@BerkeleyLaw,  NVCA and Venture Forward, this program caters to professionals who are new to the venture ecosystem, and current practitioners seeking to reinforce their VC knowledge and skill set. To date, […]

Meet the scholarship recipients of VC University Cohort 12

News & Insights | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: hello@ventureforward.org Phone: Email: ABOUT THE PROGRAM: VC University is the industry-leading certificate course on the fundamentals of venture capital. Produced by Startup@BerkeleyLaw, NVCA, and Venture Forward, this program caters to professionals who are new to the venture ecosystem, and current practitioners seeking to reinforce their VC knowledge […]

Venture Forward Appoints Three New Directors to Board

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Venture Forward today announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors: Barry Eggers, Founding Partner of Lightspeed; Samara Hernandez, Founding Partner of Chingona Ventures; and Courtney McCrea, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Recast Capital. Venture Forward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to shaping a stronger, more diverse […]

Venture Forward Executive Director Stresses Importance of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in VC Industry at Congressional Hearing

San Francisco, CA – Maryam Haque, the Executive Director of Venture Forward, testified before the Committee on Financial Services Task Force on Financial Technology this week on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the U.S. venture capital (VC) ecosystem. The hearing focused on understanding obstacles to more investments in underrepresented founders in […]

13 LGBTQ+ Investors Making a Big Impact

News & Insights | Contact: Phone: Email: Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈 To celebrate, we’re highlighting 13 LGBTQ+ investors making a positive impact in the venture ecosystem. From rising stars to seasoned investors, these investors are making a big impact and show the strength and importance of the LGBTQ+ community in our industry. Advancing intersectional diversity […]

Meet the Cohort 10 Scholarship Recipients of VC University ONLINE

Meet VC University ONLINE’s Cohort 10 Scholarship Recipients! We’re thrilled to introduce Cohort 10 of VC University ONLINE scholarship recipients – 41 talented, aspiring VCs from historically underrepresented backgrounds. ABOUT THE PROGRAM: VC University ONLINE is a highly-reviewed certificate course on the fundamentals of venture capital, created by NVCA, Venture Forward, and Startup@BerkeleyLaw. The course […]

Women in VC: Rising Stars to Watch

News & Insights | Contact: Phone: Email: As of 2020, women in venture capital comprise: 16% of investment partner positions at VC firms 24% of investment professionals who originate deals 21% of those who represent the firm on the boards of portfolio companies 21% of firm investment committee members 18% of management company owners These […]

Employment Dynamics at VC-Backed Companies in the United States: 1990 to 2020

News & Insights | Contact: Phone: Email: New research from NVCA, Venture Forward, and the University of North Carolina Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise estimates and geographically maps employment at VC-backed companies headquartered in the United States at the state and congressional district levels, and analyzes the employment dynamics at VC-backed companies from 1990 to […]

Black VCs Making a Big Impact

News & Insights | Contact: Phone: Email: Black investors remain underrepresented in VC. The latest VC Human Capital Survey tracked little progress in the representation of Black partners between 2018 and 2020, though there is some optimism to be found in the growing representation of Black junior investment professionals. Venture Forward’s mission to diversify and […]

Meet VC University ONLINE’s Cohort 9 Scholarship Recipients!

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We’re thrilled to introduce Cohort 9 of VC University ONLINE scholarship recipients – 42 talented, aspiring VCs from historically underrepresented backgrounds. ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP: Thanks to the generous financial support of Foresite Capital, Longitude Capital, Johnson & Johnson Innovation | JJDC, Omega Funds, Salesforce Ventures, and Sofinnova Investments, we were proud to award full scholarships […]

Measuring Venture Capital’s Impact on the Economy

Producing new insights and sharing third-party or academic research on the impact of venture capital (VC) is a key focus for Venture Forward in its mission to drive the narrative of VC and inform the public about the critical role the VC industry plays in the U.S. economy. Venture capital as an investment vehicle is […]

Mentoring Forward with Faith Voinovich of Ohio Innovation Fund

News & Insights | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: hello@ventureforward.org Phone: Email: Welcome to our Mentoring Forward series! We’re highlighting an incredible group of mentors and the positive impact the VC University Mentorship Program has had on VC University scholarship recipients. Since launching in 2020, the Mentorship Program has had four cohorts with a total of […]

Mentoring Forward

Welcome to our Mentoring Forward series! We’re highlighting an incredible group of mentors and the positive impact the VC University Mentorship Program has had on VC University scholarship recipients. Since launching in 2020, the Mentorship Program has had four cohorts with a total of 154 new and early career VCs from historically underrepresented backgrounds, each […]

Mentoring Forward with Jeff Clavier of Uncork Capital

News & Insights | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: hello@ventureforward.org Phone: Email: Welcome to our Mentoring Forward series! We’re highlighting an incredible group of mentors and the positive impact the VC University Mentorship Program has had on VC University scholarship recipients. Since launching in 2020, the Mentorship Program has had four cohorts with a total of […]

Mentoring Forward with Jessica Yi of Norwest Venture Partners

News & Insights | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: hello@ventureforward.org Phone: Email: Welcome to our Mentoring Forward series! We’re highlighting an incredible group of mentors and the positive impact the VC University Mentorship Program has had on VC University scholarship recipients. Since launching in 2020, the Mentorship Program has had four cohorts with a total of […]

Mentoring Forward with Nick Washburn of Intel Capital

News & Insights | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: hello@ventureforward.org Phone: Email: Welcome to our Mentoring Forward series! We’re highlighting an incredible group of mentors and the positive impact the VC University Mentorship Program has had on VC University scholarship recipients. Since launching in 2020, the Mentorship Program has had four cohorts with a total of […]

Mentoring Forward with Heidi Roizen of Threshold Ventures

News & Insights | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: hello@ventureforward.org Phone: Email: Welcome to our Mentoring Forward series! We’re highlighting an incredible group of mentors and the positive impact the VC University Mentorship Program has had on VC University scholarship recipients. Since launching in 2020, the Mentorship Program has had four cohorts with a total of […]

Welcome to the September 2021 Scholarship Cohort of VC University ONLINE!

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Click through the deck above to meet our new scholarship recipients. Today, we’re thrilled to welcome 45 aspiring and early-career investors to the September 2021 cohort of VC University ONLINE scholarship recipients! VC University ONLINE, a highly-reviewed certificate program led by Venture Forward, NVCA, and Startup@BerkeleyLaw, democratizes access to quality education on venture capital. Participants […]

Venture Forward Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Welcomes Two New Board Members

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Venture Forward is excited to celebrate its one-year anniversary as well as the appointment of two new members to its board of directors: Elliott Robinson, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, and Nicole Walker, Managing Partner at Arboretum Ventures. Publicly launched on June 16, 2020, Venture Forward was created to meet the […]

Diversifying the VC Industry, Venture Forward Celebrates One Year Anniversary

News & Insights | Contact: Phone: Email: Venture Forward turns one today! After several years in the making, we publicly launched on June 16, 2020 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting organization to NVCA, to meet the growing needs of the VC industry related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), education, research, and history preservation. In a year […]

VC University ONLINE: June 2021 Cohort Begins Today!

VC University Online June 2021

Launched in 2019, VC University ONLINE is an educational certificate course, jointly operated by NVCA,Venture Forward, and Startup@BerkeleyLaw. VC University ONLINE participants learn the nuts and bolts of venture finance through self-paced lectures, interactive assessments, virtual office hours, monthly webinars with faculty and industry experts, and interviews with leading venture capitalists. Serving more than 200 participants, the June cohort marks our seventh sold–out course. […]

Introducing the June 2021 Cohort of VC University Scholarship Recipients

News & Insights | Contact: Phone: Email: Launched in 2019, VC University ONLINE is an educational certificate course, jointly operated by NVCA, Venture Forward, and Startup@BerkeleyLaw.  VC University ONLINE participants learn the nuts and bolts of venture finance through self-paced lectures, interactive assessments, virtual office hours, monthly webinars with faculty and industry experts, and interviews with leading venture capitalists.  Serving more than 200 participants, the June cohort […]

US VC Firms Focusing on Achieving Greater Diversity and Creating Workforce Equity

Though diversity, equity and inclusion efforts are moving in the right direction, the pace of change remains uneven for some demographics; third edition of survey powered by NVCA, Venture Forward and Deloitte reveals and more WASHINGTON, DC – Amid heightened efforts to promote increasingly diverse, equitable and inclusive workforces over the past year, venture capital […]

NVCA Launches Nonprofit Venture Forward to Shape the Future of Venture Capital

Venture Forward will focus on industry advancement initiatives around diversity, education, research, and history, while NVCA continues to advocate on behalf of the venture industry WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today launched Venture Forward, a 501(c)(3) non-profit to shape the future of venture capital and meet the growing needs of the […]

See Bias | Block Bias

Research shows that stereotypes can introduce errors in managers’ decision making about talent throughout the employee life cycle. While most people agree that bias exists in the abstract, many cannot see their own role in enacting bias or how it functions in their organization. Further, resistance to the idea that bias exists at all is […]

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