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Entrepreneurship: Funding Associations & Information

This guide supports UCI’s innovation and entrepreneurship community by connecting users to relevant resources used to conduct research throughout the entrepreneurial process.

Funding Associations & Information

National Venture Capital Association
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Venture capital advocacy group providing information for entrepreneurs on the venture capital industry and resources for venture capital data.

  • The NVCA has partnered with PitchBook to produce the Venture Monitor, a quarterly report on venture capital activity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The report covers venture capital activity, reporting on fundraising, investments, exits, and other relevant industry analysis.

Small Business Investor Alliance
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Private equity advocacy group focused on the lower middle market. Explore Small Business Investment and Business Development Company (BDC) data by state with interactive map tool.

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Emerging Markets Private Equity Association is a global industry association for private capital in emerging markets.

Angel Capital Association
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North American professional and trade association supporting the success of angel investors in high-growth, early-stage ventures. Although not a funding source, ACA provides entrepreneurs an inside view into how angels think.

PwC MoneyTree Report
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A collaboration between PwC and CB Insights, the quarterly MoneyTree Report is the definitive source of information on venture capital investments in emerging companies.

  • Use the Data Explorer tool to drill down on quarterly investment data by region, sector, state, and stage.

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