IVCA - Illinois Venture Capital Association
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Welcome to the IVCA

The Illinois Venture Capital Association advocates for a strong venture capital and private equity industry in Illinois by:

  • Promoting pro-growth public policy initiatives,
  • Providing educational programming in private equity,
  • Facilitating member networking, and
  • Endorsing communication and shared programs with organizations of mutual interest.

In addition, IVCA works with entrepreneurial organizations in the Midwest to encourage a strong cycle of innovation and business creation leading to superior investment opportunities.

   

Why does the IVCA honor individuals annually with the Stanley C. Golder Award?  Click here to view an 8 minute movie we had produced about Stan Golder, a pioneer in the VC and PE industry and long considered the "father of private equity in Illinois".

 

 

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

 
IVCA Scholar Program:  Applications for spring recruitment for Summer 2019 are now being acceptedApplication review will begin January 2019.
Find overview of the program HERE.

Current research on Diversity & Inclusion:
NVCA-Deloitte-Human-Capital-Survey
PE Women LP Perspective 2016
Why diversity matters
...and more

 

 

 

2018 IVCA Sponsoring Members

Baker Tilly
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd.
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP