NVCA Oral History Collection: Peter A. Brooke

An oral history featuring Peter Brooke, a pioneer in global investments, who founded Advent International, the first global private equity firm, in 1984, and led it until his retirement in 1996. In 1968 Peter founded TA Associates, a Boston-based private equity firm.

NVCA Oral History Collection: Michael C. Brooks

An oral history featuring Michael Brooks, a venture capital industry veteran, who was a Partner with Venrock 2000 to 2015. From 1985 to 2000, Michael was a Partner of J.H. Whitney & Co.

NVCA Oral History Collection: Willam P. Egan

An oral history featuring Bill Egan, a founder and General Partner of Alta Communications and Marion Equity Partners. He founded Alta’s predecessor firm, Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. in 1979, one of the earliest bi-coastal venture capital firms in the US. Prior to founding Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co.[BEDCO], Bill was a Partner at TA Associates.

NVCA Oral History Collection: Henry F. McCance

An oral history featuring Henry McCance, a veteran of the venture capital industry, who joined Greylock in 1969, where he’s presently Chairman Emeritus.

NVCA Oral History Collection: David Morgenthaler

An oral history featuring David Turner Morgenthaler, an American businessman who founded the venture capital firm Morgenthaler Ventures.

NVCA Oral History Collection: Alan Patricof

An oral history featuring Alan Patricof, a venture capital pioneer, who founded Greycroft, LLC in 2006.

NVCA Oral History Collection: Walter J. P. Curley

An oral history featuring Walter J. P. Curley, who was a partner in J. H. Whitney & Co. from 1960 to 1974.

NVCA Oral History Collection: James C. Blair

An oral history featuring James Blair, a Partner of Domain since its founding in 1985.

NVCA Oral History Collection: Anthony B. Evnin

An oral history featuring Tony Evnin, who joined Venrock in 1974 and established the firm’s healthcare franchise. He helped shape the modern biotechnology industry, building valuable companies that address some of the important medical needs of the world.

NVCA Oral History Collection: Alan Frazier

An oral history featuring Alan Frazier, the managing partner of Frazier Healthcare Ventures, a pioneer in healthcare ventures, which he founded in 1991.


high-growth startups—across all 50 states and DC—raised venture funding in 2019 to build and grow their businesses.


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.


U.S. venture firms are active today, managing an aggregate of $444 billion in assets.