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National Venture Capital Association

As the voice of the U.S. venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment. As the venture community’s flagship trade association, the NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites its member firms through a full range of professional services.

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    • March 2019
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      National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) Yearbook 2019 This publication has been created for the National Venture Capital Association by PitchBook Data, Inc. COPYRIGHT © 2019 by PitchBook Data, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means—graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping, and information storage and retrieval systems—without the express written permission of PitchBook Data, Inc. and the National Venture Capital Association. Contents are based on information from sources believed to be reliable, but accuracy and completeness cannot be guaranteed. Nothing herein should be construed as any past, current or future recommendation to buy or sell any security or an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. This material does not purport to contain all of the information that a prospective investor may wish to consider and is not to be relied upon as such or used in substitution for the exercise of independent judgment.   Executive Summary: The U.S. venture capital (VC) industry had a historic year in 2018, capping a five-year flurry of activity where $70 billion+ was deployed into 8,000+ high-growth startups each year since 2014. Over that time period, nearly 49,000 venture investments attracted an aggregate of $445 billion to start, build, and fuel innovative companies across the country. At the end of 2018, 1,047 venture firms were in existence, managing 1,884 active venture funds and translating to approximately $403 billion in U.S. venture capital assets under management. All three metrics represent continued growth of the industry. However, while capital flows have reached record heights, that capital is increasingly concentrated in the hands of fewer players. In the past five to six years, the industry has trended towards bigger funds, bigger investments, bigger valuations, and bigger exits. At the same time, there has been a peak and then decline in the number of funds, investments, and exits. Nonetheless, the past year (and decade for that matter) has brought a new crop of transformative American venture-backed companies. These companies have disrupted traditional industries and created new ones, and capital and guidance from venture investors have fueled their growth. The changing dynamic of the industry has partly come from shifts in early stage investing; the composition of capital supply, i.e., the diversity of the investor base, new types of investors, and new funds; and increased capital availability/investment at the later stages and via mega deals. The question remains of whether the venture industry has reached a new normal or a peak ahead of a cooling off period. While the answer to that question remains to be seen, there is no question that the venture industry of today is quite different than a decade ago. A record year for capital flows in the venture ecosystem coincided with a busy year of public policies impacting investors and entrepreneurs in 2018. NVCA was at the forefront of these issues in Washington, advocating on behalf of the industry (see page 39). In addition to advocacy, NVCA continued to serve the ecosystem with education, programming, research, and resources. NVCA’s 2018 “Year in Review” starting on page 37 showcases the highlights, and be sure to check out what’s ahead in 2019 and how to get involved.

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