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.

Highlights

BLCK VC

Only 3% of venture capitalists are Black, with even fewer controlling the $80B+ invested annually in the US. In the past few years VC has become more diverse, but slowly and minimally. BLCK VC was formed early in 2018 to connect, engage, empower, and advance Black venture investors by providing a focused community built for […]

LatinX VC

LatinxVC is a group of experienced venture investors who came together to connect, engage, and foster the Latinx VC ecosystem with the aim of being the central and definitive resource for Latinx VCs. The organization has 3 goals: increasing Latinx representation in venture capital, increasing access to capital for Latinx fund managers, and building a […]

HBCU.vc

HBCUvc is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in venture capital. By creating more Black and Latinx venture capitalists and fund managers, we will increase the pool of funding available for entrepreneurs of color, and ultimately create job and wealth opportunities for communities of color. Opportunities for Engagement […]

Submit a Resource

Be the first to hear about upcoming initiatives.

We’ve created a list of readings and educational materials to support your educational and professional development goals. Click the link below to access the materials:

Readings

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

Resources

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

Stay Connected. Be the first to hear about upcoming initiatives.

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.