Reliving the 2023 NVCA Annual Leadership Gala!

This post is by Robin Ceppos from National Venture Capital Association – NVCA

50 Years of Impact

For five decades, NVCA has worked to advocate for laws, policies, and a culture that encourage innovation and forge a promising path for the future. The yearlong celebration of our history – and what’s yet to be done – included our 2023 NVCA Leadership Gala and awards ceremony last month in San Francisco.

The annual event brought together the voices of the industry’s past, present, and future leaders. In a significant moment, the gala also marked the presentation of our newest award category – The Venture Vanguard Award.

Launching Venture Vanguard

Created in observance of our 50th anniversary, the prestigious new award honors exceptional individuals who have made and/or currently making significant contributions to create opportunities for entrepreneurs to build companies that change the world and turbocharge America’s growth and success.

The founding recipients — Brad Feld, Jan Garfinkle, Mary Meeker, Alan Patricof, and the late Don Valentine (1932-2019) — stand out both individually and as a collective group.

Individually, the five VC luminaries, selected by the NVCA board, have each transformed or are currently transforming the venture capital landscape through their unique perspectives, expertise, and experiences. 

When brought together as the founding Venture Vanguard class, presented by EY Private and Dentons Venture Technology Group, a formidable force emerged, amplifying the impact of the newly minted award category.

Recognizing the Changing Face of the VC Industry

In addition to the Venture Vanguard Award, we presented the Rising Star Award, (Read more…)



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