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.
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.
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.