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: 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: 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.

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: Peter O. Crisp

An oral history featuring Peter O. Crisp, who served as an associate of the Rockefeller family for forty-five years. He was a founding and managing partner of Venrock Associates, a limited partnership funded by members of the Rockefeller family and related institutions that invest in technology-based venture capital.

NVCA Oral History Collection: Edward F. Glassmeyer

An oral history featuring Edward F. Glassmeyer, an industry veteran and a Managing Partner of Oak Investment Partners (Oak), which he co-founded in 1978 with Stewart Greenfield.

NVCA Oral History Collection: Charles L. Lea, Jr.

An oral history featuring Charles Lea, whose venture career spanned roles at Bessemer Securities, New Court Securities Corp, and Concord Partners.

NVCA Oral History Collection: C. Richard Kramlich

An oral history featuring Richard Kramlich, the cofounder and Chairman Emeritus of New Enterprise Associates, NEA, �one of the early Silicon Valley venture capital firms that created the template upon which the modern venture economy is based.�

NVCA Oral History Collection: James R. Swartz

An oral history featuring James R. Swartz, a general partner and founder of Accel Partners. He has been active in venture capital since the early 1970s and has served as director for over 50 successful companies.


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.