I’m going to Venturescape, the NVCA Annual Meeting May 14 and 15 in San Francisco and you should too. I haven’t been to one in many years, but this year is different.
The NVCA is the National Venture Capital Association. It’s much more than just a trade organization, and this year’s annual meeting demonstrates that.
My friend Jason Mendelson from Foundry Group is on the NVCA Board of Directors and he is running Venturescape. That being said, if the meeting was going to suck I wouldn’t go. But it looks quite good.
I’m excited about the agenda, as this is the best lineup I’ve seen at one of these events. Included in the mix are:
- Dick Costolo, Twitter CEO
- General Colin Powell
- Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO
- Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe CEO
There is also the world’s largest VC Office Hours. And for the first time, “fun” is part of the meeting in the form of NVCA Live! — a great concert featuring Pat Monahan from Train and Legitimate Front, a band in which I’m staring as the drummer and main groove man.
If you are a VC, I hope to see you there. If you are an entrepreneur, ask your VC funders for tickets to NVCA Live!, as that is open to everyone, although tickets are only purchasable by NVCA members.
If you are coming, especially to NVCA Live!, let me know. See you there.