The National Venture Capital Association had an opportunity recently to speak with members of the U.S. Congress about policy matters that could help to further strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz and chair-elect of NVCA, and Ali Behbahani, partner at New Enterprise Associates, were invited to testify before the Senate Small Business Committee at a hearing to examine the role of venture capital in supporting entrepreneurship in America.
Nearly three years in, NVCA President Bobby Franklin says the group is realizing its vision and becoming the voice of the entrepreneurial ecosystem
Looking beyond financial returns, a recent study finds that VC-backed companies that have gone public since ’74 account for 85 percent of all R&D spending
Although the group doesn’t endorse a POTUS candidate, the NVCA aims to stimulate conversations about the issues
VCJ guest column: An increase in corporate VC is proving good for the overall health and vitality of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Guest column: The patent reform bills in Congress could cause a tremendous amount of collateral damage to the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Diversity, taxes and patents were just a few of the many issues the NVCA board discussed recently with lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill.
All too often tax reform is overlooked despite the fact it could have a disproportionate impact on the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
In looking ahead, the issues that are front and center in Washington include tax reform and patent reform
The state of venture capital is strong, says NVCA President Bobby Franklin.
The U.S. could be in jeopardy of losing its foothold as the world’s leader in drug and medical device innovation, Bobby Franklin, NVCA president and CEO, writes for affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal.