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NVCA produces webcasts at least quarterly on topics of high interest to the venture community. Below is a listing of recent webcasts that are available for members and non-members. Members are offered free access to these programs (members will be prompted to log-in to access the link). Non-members can purchase the recording for $275.

Before purchasing a webcast archive, you will be prompted to log-in to our online product catalog. Non-members who have never registered for a NVCA event or purchased a product will need to first create a profile. For archives that are less than 12 months old, a link and access information will be emailed to you once the purchase has been completed. For archives that are more than 12 months old, a CD of the audio presentation will be mailed to you after the purchase has been made. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS:

VC firms In Transition

Recorded on January 17, 2014
In an era marked by industry contraction and rapid change, venture firms must keep all of their strategic options open. This webinar examined common firm and fund transition issues such as changing leadership, raising smaller funds, or winding down completely – with the goal of helping participants understand the strategic, legal and administrative implications of the choices they may face. (Download supplemental white paper.)
Sponsored by Proskauer
NVCA Members may access this program free through the members-only section. Log-in on the top of this page and then click on "available online"
Fee: Free for NVCA Members (available online); $275 for non-members (via the Product Catalog).

Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD): FAQ for U.S. Investors

Recorded on July 12, 2013
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), which will regulate the activities of both European and non-European managers in Europe, takes effect on July 22, 2013. This webinar examined in depth AIFMD and the implications for fundraising from the perspective of U.S. managers.
Sponsored by Proskauer
NVCA Members may access this program free through the members-only section. Log-in on the top of this page and then click on "available online"
Fee: Free for NVCA Members (available online); $275 for non-members (via the Product Catalog).

A Rearview Perspective of the IPO Process

Recorded on March 15, 2013
Hindsight is 20/20. This website features three venture-backed CEOs who recently took their companies public and a discussion about what they wish they knew prior to beginning their IPO journey.
Sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
NVCA Members may access this program free through the members-only section. Log-in on the top of this page and then click on "available online"
Fee: Free for NVCA Members (available online); $275 for non-members (via the Product Catalog).

Evolution of Terms Between GPs and LPs

Recorded on January 25, 2013
As the venture capital industry navigates through today's challenging fundraising environment, the balance of power is shifting and so are the terms being negotiated between GPs and LPs. Listen to this webcast to learn how terms are changing, the topics that are dominating fundraising discussions and what you can expect to come up during future discussions with institutional investors.
Sponsored by Proskauer Rose LLP
NVCA Members may access this program free through the members-only section. Log-in on the top of this page and then click on "available online"
Fee: Free for NVCA Members (available online); $275 for non-members (via the Product Catalog).

Spanning the Valley of Death: Lessons on Longevity from Corporate VCs

Recorded on January 18, 2013
In some companies, corporate venture capital operations have flourished and enjoyed increasing influence and resources. However, in some cases corporate venture capital operations have been dependent on the business cycle and rotations within senior management. This program highlights three corporate venture capital programs that have enjoyed longevity and explores the factors associated with their success.
Sponsored by Goodwin Procter
NVCA Members may access this program free through the members-only section. Log-in on the top of this page and then click on "available online"
Fee: Free for NVCA Members (available online); $275 for non-members (via the Product Catalog).

Impact of The JOBS Act Six Months After Enactment: What's Being Implemented? What's Not?

Recorded on December 14, 2012
What has the real impact been of the JOBS Act on venture-backed exits? This program features the comments and insights of several of the key players from the IPO Taskforce, who developed many of the recommendations which were ultimately included in this landmark piece of legislation. The discussion covers how the legislation has changed perceptions about going public; what is being implemented – what is not – and what is still in flux; impact of the emerging growth company on-ramp; confidential filing; how are venture firms and companies dealing with Reg D.
Sponsored by Davis Polk LLP
NVCA Members may access this program free through the members-only section. Log-in on the top of this page and then click on "available online"
Fee: Free for NVCA Members (available online); $275 for non-members (via the Product Catalog).

VC Fundraising & Accessing Alternative Capital Sources

Recorded on October 26, 2012
This webcast features a discussion between experts who have deep experience raising venture capital funds from alternative sources of capital - particularly from sources outside the U.S.. Hear about what it takes to successfully raise a venture capital fund in today's tough market. The program covers:
• Year-to-date fundraising statistics and analysis
• Profile of LPs outside U.S. that are interested in investing in U.S. funds
• European investor expectations
• Key issues for GPs
• Advice for first time and follow-on funds
• Impact of regulations

Sponsored by DLA Piper LLP
NVCA Members may access this program free through the members-only section. Log-in on the top of this page and then click on "available online"
Fee: Free for NVCA Members (available online); $275 for non-members (via the Product Catalog).

VC Performance – Why Long-Time Supporters Remain Committed to the Asset Class

Recorded on October 16, 2012
The dot com bust followed by a global recession has resulted in a disappointing decade of venture capital returns. Consequently, there has been much chatter in the media and in cyberspace about the future of the VC asset class and its ability to once again provide exceptional returns to investors. This webcast features a conversation between NVCA Chair Ray Rothrock (Venrock) and long-time investor, Bon French (Adams Street Partners), about venture capital industry performance over the past 30 years and the data that compels limited partners to continue to invest in the VC asset class.
This is a members-only program. To access this program, please log-in to the NVCA website and visit the "For Members" section.

Getting M&A Deals Done

Recorded on September 21, 2012
This program discusses the current M&A environment, recent trends, and the risks and strategies all venture investors should be aware of as they navigate through the M&A process. Specific topics covered:
• How to make the M&A process not adversarial
• Acqui-hires and Director responsibilities
• Finding a buyer
• What are your rights as a venture capitalist when negotiating a trade sale
• Sorting through the range of caps, deductibles, baskets and indemnity legalese and focusing on the real risks
• Creative solutions to “split the difference” and get deals done
• Distributing the deal proceeds

Sponsored by Gunderson Dettmer
NVCA Members may access this program free through the members-only section. Log-in on the top of this page and then click on "available online"
Fee: Free for NVCA Members (available online); $275 for non-members (via the Product Catalog).

The New IPO On Ramp - What It Means For Your Firm and Portfolio

Recorded on April 5, 2012
This program details the specific provisions of the JOBS Act that have direct implications for venture capital firms and emerging growth companies, including the cost of going public, how companies can now communicate with the investment community and research coverage of emerging growth companies.
This program is complimentary. Click here to listen to the recording.
The NYSE Euronext also hosted a webcast on the JOBS Act implications for capital market professionals, Pre-IPO companies and private offerings.  To view their webcast, please click here.

Working With Strategic Investors - Leveraging Their Strengths While Safeguarding Your Investment

Recorded on March 16, 2012
A growing number of venture capitalists are finding themselves working with or expanding their relationships with a wide variety of corporations. Whether the motive is finding strategic investors for current portfolio companies or a possible exit path, being well educated in the benefits and challenges of working with corporates is increasingly important. This webcast features a dynamic discussion among three leading corporate strategic investors and covers important topics such as deal origination, managing conflicts between financial return and strategic goals, deal terms, and challenges of the long term nature of venture vs. the short term demands within a corporation.
Sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Fee: $275 via the Product Catalog.

What LPs Really Think About The VC Fundraising Environment

Recorded on January 27, 2012
Listen to this webcast to hear from several LPs on their outlook for the future of the venture capital industry, what needs to happen before the fundraising environment can turnaround, and what venture fund strategies are most attractive to them.
Sponsored by DLA Piper
Fee: $275 via the Product Catalog.

Private Company Stock Markets: The Benefits For Venture Capital Firms & Their Companies

Recorded on December 9, 2011
During this presentation, SecondMarket’s Chief Strategy Officer, Jeremy Smith, and Managing Director, Adam Oliveri, present their views on the evolution of the secondary market, the public policy debate surrounding it and the underlying transaction process and mechanics of private company marketplaces.
Sponsored by SecondMarket
Fee: $275 via the Product Catalog.

The Evolution of Venture Fund Investment Strategies

Recorded on November 4, 2011
As new opportunities present themselves, venture capital firms have to adjust their strategy and team in order to deliver strong returns to their investors. However, each venture capital firm is different and different strategies have proven successful. Listen to this webcast and hear from an industry veteran (Ed Colloton of Bessemer Venture Partners) and an LP (Gabrielle Zadra of Cliffwater) about the decision processes, team changes and other considerations needed as a venture firms enter/exit new sectors, stages and geographies.
Sponsored by Dow Jones & Company
Fee: $275 via the Product Catalog.

“Hot Topics” Relating to Intellectual Property in Venture Capital Portfolios

Recorded on November 12, 2010
This webcast covers a discussion of recent courts rulings that are impacting venture-backed companies in a variety of sectors including: Business Method Patents,  eBay vs. MercExchange  and Open Source Software.
Sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP
Fee: $275 via the Product Catalog.


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