NEVCA is grateful for the support of sponsors who fuel the work that we do. We encourage our members to get to know these fine firms.

4th Source

Since 2004, 4th Source has enabled clients to optimize performance at every stage of their business by developing, building, and executing advanced software development lifecycle solutions. We partner with companies throughout the U.S. to provide reliable and cost-effective strategies that extend their in-house development teams and accelerate their technology ROI. 4th Source is a U.S. owned and operated firm with more than 400 IT professionals across North America. We serve clients through our headquarters outside New Orleans, four U.S. satellite offices, and three nearshore delivery centers. Unlike offshore delivery providers located halfway around the world, our delivery centers offer convenient proximity, similar time zones, prompt responsiveness, and efficiency gains that shorten time to market while providing cost savings.


KPMG LLP’s Venture Capital (VC) practice is committed to entrepreneurial companies. We recognize that each company is unique and has its own unique set of challenges. KPMG services are aligned with the interrelated needs of growing companies in their journey to become leaders in their industries. Each service draws on KPMG’s knowledge, experience, networks, and commitment to quality and can help deliver significant benefits to growing companies. Wherever you are on the growth curve, KPMG’s Venture Capital practice can help prepare you for the opportunities as well as the obstacles that lie ahead.


For more information on KPMG, visit www.kpmg.com/us.


Cooley's 650 attorneys have an entrepreneurial spirit and deep, substantive experience, and are committed to solving clients' most challenging legal matters. From small companies with big ideas to international enterprises with diverse legal needs, Cooley has the breadth of legal resources to enable companies of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace. The firm represents clients across a broad array of dynamic industry sectors, including technology, life sciences, venture capital, clean energy, real estate and retail.


Over fifty years ago, Cooley put together the first venture capital fund on the West Coast, helping drive the emergence of Silicon Valley as one of the innovation centers of the U.S. We have formed and continue to form more venture funds than any other firm. Since then, we’ve partnered with thousands of entrepreneurs, across the country, in transforming breakthrough ideas into successful companies. We excel like no other law firm in the emerging companies arena, with all of our practice groups revolving around and addressing daily, the needs and challenges of emerging companies. In short, we are committed to entrepreneurs and new ventures like no other firm.


For more information on Cooley, visit www.cooley.com.

Silicon Valley Bank

With more than $19 billion in total assets and 1,500 employees worldwide, SVB Financial Group strives to solve our clients' problems and advocate on their behalf in order to increase their probability of success. We are equally dedicated to our employees and our communities, and are consistently ranked among the best places to work and top corporate philanthropists.


For more information on SVB, visit www.svb.com

Pearl Meyer & Partners

For more than 20 years, Pearl Meyer & Partners (PM&P) has served as a trusted independent advisor to Boards and their senior management in the areas of compensation governance, strategy and program design. The firm provides comprehensive solutions to complex compensation challenges through the development of programs that align rewards with business goals to create long-term value for all stakeholders, shareholders, executives and employees.
We work with companies across a diverse spectrum of industries and stages, with particular expertise working with venture-backed and pre-IPO companies providing advice on the complex compensation issues unique to emerging businesses. PM&P offers portfolio companies and their owners an unparalleled level of experience designing compensation programs that help you keep your best talent and protect your capital investment.  Whether your need is redefining the current compensation plan due to the challenging economic climate or finding a partner to help you prepare for a future IPO or exit event, there is an experienced PM&P professional who can help.
For more information about our Venture-Backed compensation services click here  www.pearlmeyer.com/vcipo or email us at vcipo@pearlmeyer.com


Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $46.7 billion of real estate assets under management.


JLL’s Boston office includes over 250 professionals providing brokerage, capital markets, property management, project and development services, and construction services. For further information, visit www.jll.com/boston.

Danforth Advisors

Danforth Advisors provides financial and operational support ranging from COO / CFO to accounting human resources and information technology services for emerging life science and renewable energy companies. In addition to strategy support, we provide the operational backbone to support the business, so your company can focus on driving science and technology value for its stakeholders. For more information, visit http://www.danforthadvisors.com/.

Mason & Mason

Mason & Mason Technology Insurance Services, Inc. provides a full range of commercial and personal insurance products and services. We work with large diversified insurance companies as well as leading niche specialty insurers to secure the most suitable insurance options for each client, and our team is at the leading edge in providing risk management to private equity and venture capital firms. Our firm, via TechAssure, is the endorsed broker for the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), and the Angel Capital Association (ACA), and, as such, has been instrumental in designing a number of industry-specific products. For more information, visit: http://www.masoninsure.com/.


The NFP Corporate Services team working with the NEVCA is led by professionals Bob Burns (robert.burns@nfp.com) and Ned Havern (ned.havern@nfp.com) with support from Managing Director Chad Rowley and Sales Executive Justin Rosen. This group's significant experience includes working with startup organizations, ranging from portfolio companies to subsidiaries of larger organizations. In addition, they are intimiately familiar with the natoinal resources available to them from NFP. NFP highly values our relationship with the NEVCA, therefore each member fund and their portfolio companies can be assured of personal attention when working with Bob, Ned, or the rest of the NFP Corporate Services Team. For more information, visit: http://nfp.com/.

Data Sponsor: Pitchbook

PitchBook Data helps their clients build the great companies of tomorrow by providing access to the world's meaningful business information along with the resources to understand it. PitchBook tracks the entire global M&A, PE, and VC transactional landscape, along with the limited partners, funds, firms, advisors, companies, and executives involved. Bakced by their unique research process, they're committed to ensuring their data is accurate, reliable, and useful. NEVCA members are entitled to discounted access to Pitchbook; for more, visit http://pitchbook.com.