NVCA Oral History Collection: Paul Wythes

An oral history featuring Paul Wythes, one of America�s most successful as well as one of its first venture capitalists. In 1964 he founded and helped build his firm, Sutter Hill Ventures.

NVCA Oral History Collection: William H. Draper, III

An oral history featuring, William H. Draper, III, one of America’s first venture capitalists. Today, he is Managing Director of Draper Richards L.P and Draper International. He serves as the Co-Chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation.


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.