Venture History 101
Venture Forward’s mission is to shape the future of venture capital. But in order to shape the future of our industry, it is important to preserve and understand our past. The history of modern venture capital (VC) does not go back as far as most other industries; however, in just a short time, the VC industry has had an outsized impact on our economy, innovation, and society. By taking account of our past, the VC industry today can learn from the legacy of previous luminaries, and current and future VC leaders will add new chapters to the industry’s history, continuing to shape the narrative of VC and helping to fuel our economy for the next 50+ years.