National Venture Capital Association


About National Venture Capital Association

National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is a nonprofit organization of venture capital investors, entrepreneurs, and industry partners that aims to create a thriving industry by supporting the next generation of American companies. Its membership comprises venture capital firms, corporate venture investors, institutional investors, and other professionals involved in the venture capital ecosystem.

NVCA is a fee-based membership organization with a dynamic member network representing 42 states. With headquarters in Washington, DC, NVCA brings together industry professionals to collaborate, share insights and drive positive change. 

NVCA members are granted access to career-accelerating education, networks, and opportunities. Members can access research, reports, and data to improve their investment strategies and decision-making and navigate industry trends. Members can also participate in political advocacy to ensure advancement and encourage the regulatory landscape for venture capital. 

NVCA is reserved exclusively for venture investors. NVCA membership is only open to venture capital partnerships, corporations, family offices, funds of funds, and university/accelerator programs investing or planning to risk equity capital in the U.S.

Prospective members must be engaged in or planning private equity investments on a cash-for-equity basis. Applicant firms must also employ at least one full-time employee or equivalent to direct private equity investing or investing through VC fund-of-funds. 

Membership fees are calculated based on the sum of your firm’s VC funds closed in the past 10 years. 


National Venture Capital Association Facts

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HQ Location

Washington, D.C.

Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees