The Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association was founded in 1982 to catalyze venture investment and entrepreneurialism in Western Pennsylvania. Since then it has become the leading voice of private equity investors in the region.
THE PVCA AT A GLANCE
Through a wide range of programs, the PVCA facilitates quality deal flow, encourages investor collaboration, and fosters important relationships with key service providers. Every major regional venture capital firm is represented in our membership, as well as numerous first-tier service providers.
Regional promotional activities include a venture fair, regular networking events, a membership directory, and award ceremonies for successful regional entrepreneurs. All these activities aim to create a positive climate for venture capital in Western Pennsylvania.
Who: The Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association [PVCA] is the leading voice of private equity investors in Western Pennsylvania and among the most prominent in the Mid-Atlantic region.
What: The PVCA works as an advocate for the venture capital industry and facilitates the flow of capital into promising ventures through networking luncheons, receptions, prominent events like the 3 Rivers Venture Fair and other activities that encourage discussions on topics pertaining to investment trends, financing, tax issues, IPOs and public policy issues
Where Our focus is Western Pennsylvania but our influence has expanded nationally through the high-profile 3 Rivers Venture Fair, which attracts more than 600 attendees, including some of the nation's most prominent investors and firms.
Age: Founded in 1982
Membership: 200, including every major venture capital firm in the region, as well as private investors, top-tier service providers and leaders in economic development.
Past Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year Winners
Our Directors and Past Presidents