IVCA - Illinois Venture Capital Association

Welcome to the IVCA

The Illinois Venture Capital Association advocates for a strong venture capital and private equity industry in Illinois by:

  • Promoting pro-growth public policy initiatives,
  • Providing educational programming in private equity,
  • Facilitating member networking, and
  • Endorsing communication and shared programs with organizations of mutual interest.

In addition, IVCA works with entrepreneurial organizations in the Midwest to encourage a strong cycle of innovation and business creation leading to superior investment opportunities.




IVCA is working to provide updates to our members on resources and government updates for companies suffering from the economic effects of COVID-19.

Latest Update:

(4/9/2020) With thanks to our friends at NVCA.  Step-by-step guidance for VC portfolio companies to complete PPP form.


For previous updates, please click here.

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

  • Find IVCA Scholar overview and application requirements/instruction for the program HERE.
  • How will the IVCA Scholar Program benefit me? View video HERE.
  • IVCA Scholar Program 2020:  Applications for spring recruitment for Summer 2020 are now being acceptedApplication deadline is January 31, 2020.


Current research on Diversity & Inclusion:
PE Women LP Perspective 2016
Why diversity matters
...and more




2020 IVCA Sponsoring Members

Baker Tilly
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd.
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Northern Trust
Ropes & Gray LLP
White & Case LLP