Education

Educating a new generation of VC investors to equip them with the tools to succeed, and informing the general public about the role of VC on the US economy

Newcomers to the venture ecosystem–and even those who aren’t in our industry yet–represent the leaders of tomorrow and will shape the next era of venture capital. Venture Forward offers best practices and tools to help the next generation of VC investors on their journey to success. The venture ecosystem is also increasingly coming under the public eye. Venture Forward paves the way for a more informed general public on what VC is and why it matters.

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VC OpenDoor

Though VC OpenDoor, investors are working to make the technology industry more inclusive and to help underrepresented groups gain access to venture capital and experienced tech mentors. VC OpenDoor volunteers commit to making 1 to 4 hours per week open for office hours to talk to anyone about technology, whether they’re an African American college […]

The Manager’s Guide to Inclusive Leadership — Small Habits That Make a Big Impact

In this post from the First Round Review, the team at LifeLabs helpfully distills inclusive leadership into its four most essential habits.

NextGen Partners

NextGen Partners’ mission is to facilitate professional development, knowledge sharing and network strengthening of emerging Venture Capital investors as they build their careers. Founded in 2001 as a group of 5 VC associates, NextGen Partners has a membership base of over 500 pre-partner professionals representing over 200 firms in California. With the help of our […]

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Venture 101

A brief overview from the NVCA Yearbook on what venture capital is and how it works. Learn more by clicking the button below.

By taking account of our past, the VC industry can better shape its future to fuel  the next 50+ years of innovation. 

History of Venture Capital

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Check out our collection of educational resources, aimed at equipping new and experienced VCs with the tools you need to succeed.

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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.

Approx. 1,000

U.S. venture firms are active today, managing an aggregate of $360 billion to put to work in startups.

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.