The global COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented and, in many cases, unforeseen changes to healthcare delivery, connectivity, diagnosis, management, and care. This year marked the first-ever NEVCA Health Week, which offered a tightly-packed week of crisp and curated health care events, fostering in-depth, interactive discussions centered around the technology-driven responses and advancements that are currently addressing urgent needs within the industry — and driving future trends.


On June 15th, the NEVCA hosted its 3rd Annual Unpitch HEALTH, which kicked off their first-ever Health Week! Unpitch HEALTH, is part of the near-decade old Unpitch series, bringing early stage founders together for personal meetings with senior VCs. Unpitch HEALTH — and the Unpitch series as a whole — continues to curate meaningful relationships, offer valuable opportunities, and open new doors for up-and-coming founders and seasoned investors alike.

This year, the event gathered thirteen founders, over half of which were first-time founders, with thirteen investors in a low-pressure environment to share advice and feedback on their businesses, which are…


On May 4th, the New England Venture Capital Association gathered a panel of experts and top minds from the life science innovation industry for the second session in our Member Edu Series — Life Science SPACs: Insights from the Field. We were thrilled to welcome to the panel Kevin Bitterman, Partner at Atlas Venture; Dan Dubin, Vice Chairman & Co-Head of Investment Banking at SVB Leerink; and Jason Meyenburg, CEO of Gemini Therapeutics.

NEVCA’s President, Jody Rose kicked the session off with an introduction to the event and the lineup of panelists. Kevin then opened up the conversation, stating that…


On April 28th, the New England Venture Capital Association, together with Underscore VC, convened FinTech investors, experts, and industry veterans in a VC Briefing: The Future of FinTech. Our VC Briefing series convenes the innovation community for in-depth, interactive-discussions around topical key themes.

NEVCA President, Jody Rose, kicked off the event with a warm welcome and an introduction to the panelists.


BOSTON, MA — MAY 10, 2021 — The results of four notables creative awards have officially been announced, and Matter Communications (Matter) came out on top of each of them for their work with the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) on the 2020 NEVY Awards (NEVYs)! Matter took the Silver Award for the Muse Creative Awards, the Silver Award for the Communicator Awards, the Gold Award for the NYX Video Awards, and the Platinum Award (the highest achievement) for the Hermes Creative Awards! …


On April 14th, the New England Venture Capital Association hosted one of our Corporate Venture Capital Breakfasts, a gathering of a small curated group of corporate venture experts who discuss and explore an inno-economy topic du jour. The theme of this particular CVC Breakfast was more of a ‘topic of the year’ with a focus on the SPAC market.

NEVCA President Jody Rose kicked off the morning with a round of introductions, which was followed by a recap of our previous SPACs discussion — SPACs: New Vehicles, New Risks — from Al Browne, Partner at Cooley. …


On April 8th, the New England Venture Capital Association gathered a panel of top legal minds and risk management experts for the inaugural session in our Member Edu Series — SPACs: New Vehicles, New Risks. We were thrilled to welcome to the panel, Al Browne, Partner at Cooley, Pam Mason, Partner at Mason AHT, and Eklavya Saraf, Nasdaq’s Global Head of SPAC listings and Managing Director of new listings.

Although the SPAC market is nothing new, 2020 became the “year of the SPAC” with a record number of listings, making up about half of all IPO’s in 2020. Their popularity…


This week, promising founders and experienced investors came together virtually at the New England Venture Capital Association’s annual Unpitch TECH. In its 9th year, Unpitch is a pillar of the New England VC/startup ecosystem and continues to offer meaningful relationships, create valuable opportunities, and open new doors.

After carefully reviewing over 75 applications, a committee of investors selected 21 amazing startups from all around the world, two-thirds of which were started by first-time founders! …


Bioscience & Investor Inclusion Group (BIIG) founding members include Liftstream, New England Venture Capital Association, Third Rock Ventures, Biogen and BioDirector

  • Coalition aims to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the life sciences venture capital industry and its associated portfolio companies
  • Members commit to developing solutions to increase participation among underrepresented groups and driving measurable change in the VC industry and among innovator companies

Boston, MA, December 3, 2020 — Liftstream, New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA), Third Rock Ventures, Biogen Inc. …


BOSTON — December 2, 2020 — Last night, in homes all over New England, the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) honored the winners of its eighth annual NEVY Awards, recognizing and celebrating the top innovators, investors and companies in the region. Presented by Dell Technologies, the “2Oz0 NEVYs: There’s No Place Like Home” ceremony gave an appropriate nod to this year’s alternate reality.

“Just like the year of 2020, our NEVYs award ceremony was like no other in its history. We came together safely and virtually to recognize the strength and tenacity of New England’s entrepreneurs and investors —…

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