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.


Why does the IVCA honor individuals annually with the Stanley C. Golder Award?  Click here to view an 8 minute movie we had produced about Stan Golder, a pioneer in the VC and PE industry and long considered the "father of private equity in Illinois".



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