NVCA Research Program


The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) encourages, underwrites, and publicizes research on issues important to the venture process. The Association is interested in tracking information regarding all aspects of the venture creation process as well as capturing data that demonstrates the economic value of venture capital to the national and global economies.

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) collects and analyzes venture capital and private equity statistics in conjunction with its research partners: Thomson Reuters, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Cambridge Associates. The Thomson Reuters/NVCA data stream includes statistics on venture capital fundraising and venture capital exits (IPO or M&A activity). Data regarding venture investments made in growth-oriented companies (disbursements) is collected and disseminated through the MoneyTree Report. The MoneyTree Report is published by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters. NVCA's Benchmark Reporter (venture capital industry performance) is powered by Cambridge Associates.

NVCA's Research Objectives

  • Create the most comprehensive and accurate source for all venture capital and private equity data
  • To offer NVCA members valuable industry statistics at a significant cost savings
  • To provide timely updates on industry statistics to the NVCA members, the media and policymakers
  • Reduce survey fatigue among the venture capital community
  • Enhance research capabilities that will enable NVCA to better represent the public policy interests of the venture capital and private equity communities.

Member Benefit Packages & Online Subscriptions

ThomsonONE.com: The National Venture Capital Association has endorsed ThomsonONE Private Equity, a Thomson Reuters product, as its official industry database. ThomsonONE Private Equity is a robust research tool that helps you assess your current portfolio, benchmark your performance, compare private firm valuations and research investment opportunities. NVCA member firms are eligible for a 20% discount. To request a free trial to ThomsonONE Private Equity, please contact Jim Beecher at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or +1 646 223 6771. For more information, click here.

NVCA Benchmark Reporter:The NVCA Benchmark Reporter was launched in 2010 by NVCA, powered by Cambridge Associates, to provide online broad-based benchmarks at the fund and portfolio company level. NVCA Benchmark Reporter includes aggregate benchmarks and ratio calculations on venture capital and private funds and gross sector and portfolio company geographic benchmarking. Online subscriptions are available to NVCA members only.  Contact Hannah Veith at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for subscription information.  Click here for a NVCA Benchmark Reporter Overview.

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NVCA Use & Disclosure Policy

Thomson Reuters and PricewaterhouseCoopers have agreed to comply with NVCA mandated rules of "appropriate use." Surveys are processed by a specialized team of Thomson Reuters researchers to ensure that data marked "do not disclose" is not used in publications or released to unauthorized users, including NVCA personnel and officers. The mandated rules of "appropriate use" enables ThomsonONE.com with Private Equity module  to be the first database in the industry to accurately portray a comprehensive picture of venture investment. Click here to see policy.

Press Releases and Research Related Studies

Statistics relating to venture capital fundraising, disbursements, venture-backed IPO's and M&A's, and fund performance are released on a quarterly basis. In addition to quarterly press releases, NVCA issues its Annual Yearbook each spring with a detailed accounting and analysis of the venture capital industry's activity. The Yearbook includes historical data that dates back to the early 1980's, industry specific analysis, international comparisons and information about all aspects of the venture capital cycle. The Yearbook can be downloaded by clicking here. The NVCA also underwrites and commissions other studies that document the important impact that venture capital has on the U.S. and global economies. To view recent studies, please click here

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