CHAPEL HILL – The UNC Kenan-Flagler Entrepreneurship Center and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise will co-host next week’s VC University, a partnership program on venture finance between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).
The program, a three-day intensive will earn participants a certificate, was designed by the NVCA along with [email protected] and Venture Forward in 2019, and UNC-CH will be the third university to host the program.
Despite a slow start in the first and second quarters, with regard to invested venture capital, 2020 was a record year for venture capital, nationally, said NVCA president and CEO Bobby Franklin in an interview with WRAL TechWire.
“Activity in the VC industry is robust,” said Franklin. “2020 was a record year for VC as measured by capital invested and fundraising, and the first quarter data for 2021 shows no slowdown in activity.”