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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Girls Who Invest

Girls Who Invest (GWI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing gender diversity and inclusion in investment management, with a focus on growing the pipeline of women entering the industry in frontline investing positions. They accomplish this through education, mentoring, internships, and a supportive community. The organization’s on-campus program enables college students to explore investment […]

Toigo

The Toigo Foundation’s goal is to encourage diversity and social responsibility amongst the top echelons of leadership across all industries. Toigo is highly regarded for its innovative programming and services that meet the needs of both the supply and demand side of the diversity problem in finance. Opportunities for Engagement Underrepresented MBA Students Toigo has […]

Emerging Venture Capitalists Association (EVCA)

The Emerging Venture Capitalists Association (“EVCA”) is a non-profit professional group for pre-partner venture capitalists (analyst, associate, principal, or vice president) working full-time for SEC-accredited venture firms. The community is managed on Slack and facilitates continuing education and social programing through thirteen industry verticals that organize topic-specific speaker series, panels, workshops, and themed dinners. Opportunities […]

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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.