New England Venture Capital Association: 2013 in Review

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A look back at this year's major accomplishments.

A look back at this year's major accomplishments.

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  • 1. 2013: The Year in Review
  • 2. On behalf of 90 VC firms in New England we: o Promote: Celebrate Boston startups’ success o Connect: Build community among VCs and entrepreneurs o Engage: Help students connect with local startups A few highlights from 2013…
  • 3. Promoting the Ecosystem
  • 4. Promoting the Ecosystem Breakfast with Sheryl Sandberg o Sellout event with 500 VCs, entrepreneurs, and community members o Sparked a follow-on survey on the pros and cons of fundraising for women, and generated a highly discussed list of angel and venture-backed women entrepreneurs o Catalyst for a series of emerging initiatives around making Boston the best city for women in tech
  • 5. Promoting the Ecosystem First Annual NEVY Awards o 500 startup community members gathered for the inaugural NEVY Awards— another sellout—that celebrated the big wins of the last year o Deal of the Year, Exit of the Year, Rising Star Entrepreneur and other awards were presented to both healthcare and technology leaders
  • 6. Promoting the Ecosystem Mayoral Survey and Event o Partnered with BostInno to survey Boston’s mayoral candidates on issues of importance to the startup community o Co-hosted follow up event for 200 innovation community members with John Connolly and Marty Walsh
  • 7. Building Community
  • 8. Building Community Unpitch o Co-hosted 70 founders and 30 of Boston’s top investors for the first-ever Unpitch this December, in order to disrupt the model of pay-to-pitch events o Facilitated network-building for early stage entrepreneurs o Received 375 applications from throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • 9. Building Community Coffee Connect with a VC o A program for early stage and first-time entrepreneurs, the Coffee Connect series was led by Sravish Sridhar of Kinvey and Rob May of Backupify o These 7 sellout, myth-busting events tackled topics such as “Bootstrapping vs. Fundraising” and featured guests such as Dave Balter and Rich Levandov
  • 10. Building Community Holiday Parties o VC firms showcased office culture while providing the chance for investors and entrepreneurs to connect o Parties included Cinco de Mayo at Flybridge, Oktoberfest at Bessemer, and a charity fundraising holiday party at Matrix
  • 11. Engaging Students
  • 12. Engaging Students Campus Recruitment Guide & Internship Hub o Published two rounds of our Campus Recruitment Guide, a one-stop resource that offers startups relevant recruiting information on 14 Boston-area schools o Partnered with BostInno to develop an Internship Hub for students to find paid and unpaid internships in startups
  • 13. Engaging Students Greenhorn Summit o Sponsored Greenhorn Summit for the 2nd year in a row o Brought together over 100 students from Boston-area schools for a day of learning about startup career paths and networking with local startup leaders
  • 14. Engaging Students Boston Tech Treks o Collaborating with Techmedia Club at Harvard Business School to put together a series of “Tech Treks” designed to introduce students to some of the hottest startups and VC firms in Boston and Cambridge.
  • 15. 2013 by the Numbers: o Hosted or co-hosted 27 events, interacting with over 3,000 VCs, entrepreneurs, and community members in the Boston area. o Collaborated with over 10 local organizations including hack/reduce, MassTLC, MITX, MassChallenge, Crashpad, TUGG, The Capital Network, and YouthCITIES. o Added 1,000 Twitter followers for a total of 1,600. o Sent 80 newsletters, invitations, or updates to our membership.
  • 16. 2013 Board of Directors o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Stephen Kraus, Bessemer Venture Partners (President) Jamie Goldstein, North Bridge Venture Partners (Chair) Sean Dalton, Highland Capital Partners (VP of Student + Entrepreneur Initiatives) Neil Exter, Third Rock Ventures (Treasurer) Izhar Armony, Charles River Ventures Ben Auspitz, Fidelity Biosciences David Beisel, NextView Ventures Kevin Bitterman, Polaris Partners Michael Brown, Battery Ventures Michael Greeley, Flybridge Capital Partners Maia Heymann, Common Angels Bob Hower, G20 Ventures James Nahirny, Bain Capital Ventures Tim Rowe, New Atlantic Ventures/Cambridge Innovation Center Jo Tango, Kepha Partners Mike Troiano, Actifio Gwill York, Lighthouse Capital Partners
  • 17. 2013 Member Firms • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • .406 Ventures ATV Capital Ampersand Capital Partners Ascent Venture Partners Atlas Venture** Bain Capital Ventures Battery Ventures Bessemer Venture Partners Boston Community Capital Boston Millennia Partners** Braemar Energy Ventures Broadview Ventures Brook Venture Fund II, LP Charles River Ventures, LLC Clarus Ventures, LLC** CommonAngels Commonwealth Capital Ventures Connecticut Innovation Dace Ventures Edison Management Corporation Egan-Managed Capital, L.P. Elm Street Venture Advisors** Ericsson Strategic Investment Excel Medical Ventures** Fairhaven Capital Fidelity Bioscience** Flagship Ventures Fletcher Spaght Ventures** Flybridge Capital Partners • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Founder Collective General Catalyst GE Ventures Globespan Capital Partners Gold Hill Capital Google Ventures** GrandBanks Capital Greylock Partners Highland Capital Partners HLM Venture Partners** Kepha Partners LaunchCapital, LLC Leerink Swan Lighthouse Capital Partners** Long River Ventures Longworth Venture Partners MassVentures Matrix Partners MPM Capital, LP** NAV Fund NextView Ventures North Bridge Venture Partners Norwich Ventures Novartis Venture Fund* Orion Healthcare Equity Partners Oxford Bioscience Partners* Partners Innovation Fund Point Judith Capital Polaris Venture Partners • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Russian Venture Company USA, Sanofi-Genzyme Bioventures** Saturn Asset Sigma Prime Ventures SoftBank Capital Spark Capital SR One* Summit Partners** SV Life Sciences Advisors LLC* Third Rock Ventures LLC** Venrock Vermont Technologies Volition Capital LLC Weston Presidio Westview Capital *Denotes Life Science **Denotes Life Science & Tech.
  • 18. 2013 Sponsors
  • 19. More to come in 2014—keep in touch!