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Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA)
Offices: Walnut Creek, California
The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors is an international organization serving the educational and resource needs of the middle market M&A profession. Formed in 1998 to bring together CPAs, attorneys and other experienced corporate financial advisors, AM&AA’s 750+ professional services firms—including some of the most highly recognized leaders in the industry—draw upon their combined transactional expertise to better serve the needs of their middle market clients worldwide.
Angel Capital Association (ACA)
Offices: Kansas City, Missouri
The Angel Capital Association is a peer organization of angel investing groups in North America. The professional association focuses on networking and sharing of best practices among these angel organizations. ACA was founded by angel groups throughout the US and Canada to help maximize the performance of groups of angel investors.
Association of Investment Management Sales Executives (AIMSE)
Offices: Washington, DC
AIMSE is a professional organization dedicated to serving the needs of investment management sales and marketing professionals. Founded in 1977, AIMSE seeks to further the professional development of its members and promote the growth of the industry as a whole. From a total of 125 members in 1977, AIMSE today has more than 1,400 members worldwide, each with access to a wide array of AIMSE services.
Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL)
Offices: Sydney, Australia
The Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited was established in 1992 as a forum for industry participants to meet, to pursue topics of common interest, to promote the local industry and to encourage investment in growing business enterprises. AVCAL's mission is to create a world-best environment in Australia for private equity, venture capital and entrepreneurship.


Beyster Institute
Offices: San Diego, California
The Beyster Institute's mission is to advance the use of entrepreneurship and employee ownership to build stronger, higher performing enterprises nationally and internationally. Launched in 2002 by the Foundation for Enterprise Development, the Institute is now part of the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, serving as its key center for entrepreneurial thought and activity. It is the only such university-based center to integrate both employee ownership and entrepreneurship.
British Venture Capital Association (BVCA)
Offices: London, England
BVCA has around 165 members. This represents the vast majority of UK based private equity and venture capital firms. Those 165 firms are invested in over 11,000 companies, who between them employ nearly 3 million people. That is equivalent to some 18% of the private sector workforce. Their industry invests in every sector of the economy across all regions of the country. The UK accounts for some 40% of the whole of the European market and on the world stage they are second only in size to the United States.


Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA)
Offices: Toronto, Ontario
CVCA, formerly the ACVCC, was founded in July 1974 to represent the interests of its members by: promoting the development and advancement of Canadian business enterprises through the use of venture capital; & promoting and fostering professional development, communication, and association among all corporations, companies, partnerships, syndicates and persons engaged in venture capital investments in Canada.
Central Coast Venture Forum (CCVF)
Offices: Santa Barbara, California 
CCVE is the largest organization of its kind on California's Central Coast, a technology corridor encompassing the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and northern Los Angeles. The forum showcases the region's leading entrepreneurs and emerging-growth companies to the nation's venture capitalists and angel investors.
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA)
Offices: Amherst, Massachusetts
The CAIA Association was established with the belief that a strong foundation of knowledge specific to alternative investments is essential for all AI professionals. Other programs do not address all of the unique attributes associated with alternative assets, but focus primarily on traditional investments. Earning the CAIA designation demonstrates an individual's commitment to the profession and comprehension of its unique fundamentals.
China Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)
Offices: Beijing, China
Currently the China Venture Capital & Private Equity Association has more than 150 member firms, which collectively manage over US$500 billion in venture capital and private equity funds. CVCA's member firms have long and rich experience in PE and VC investing worldwide and have made many successful investments in a variety of industries in China, including information technology, telecommunications, business services, media and entertainment, biotechnology, consumer products, general manufacturing and more.
Connecticut Venture Group (CVG)
Offices: Fairfield, Connecticut
The Connecticut Venture Group (CVG) is a voluntary professional organization that is committed to connecting leading Venture Investment Professionals with high-growth emerging companies. Their mission is to assist the development of these high growth enterprises through the promotion of capital formation in Connecticut. CVG was founded in 1974 by some of this country's pioneer venture capitalists for the purpose of creating a forum for business-venturing opportunities and soon became a significant catalyst for funding Connecticut-based entrepreneurial companies as well as generally promoting venturing activity in the State.


Danish Venture Capital Association (DVCA)
Offices: Slotsholmsgade, Denmark 
Danish Venture Capital and Private Equity Association is a member association for a broad range of high technological investors in Denmark. DVCA was founded in 2000 and is situated in Copenhagen’s Old Stock Exchange. DVCA’s goal is to strengthen its members’ businesses, networks and competences. DVCA covers the whole investment chain from individual business angels over venture companies into private equity firms and institutional investors. DVCA’s members also include different kinds of companies associated with the VC and PE industry. E.g. juridical, economic and communications advisors.


Early Stage Venture Capital Alliance (ESVCA)
Offices: Redwood City, California 
ESVCA is a community of more than 150 early stage venture capitalists who gather together to share common challenges, practices and information on their ever-evolving business environment. Founded over 10 years ago, ESVCA has been unique from its inception. While the venture community had plenty of CEO Forums and conferences, none existed for early stage venture capitalists. The original idea of ESVCA was to create an exclusive atmosphere where managing partners of early stage VC's could exchange candid observations and information on the most sensitive topics facing the industry.
European Venture Capital Association (EVCA)
Offices: Brussels, Belgium
EVCA represents the European private equity and venture capital industry since 1983 and promoting private equity investment to Investors, Policy Makers, Entrepreneurs and Industry. EVCA continuously monitors and seeks to influence the impact of public policy on the European private equity and venture capital industry by working actively with the European Commission, the European Parliament, and related European Institutions to promote EVCA's priorities for public policy.


Financial Executives International (FEI)
Offices: Florham Park, New Jersey
FEI speaks on behalf of the profession to legislative and regulatory bodies in Washington, DC, and other corridors of power. FEI provides a corporate perspective to Congress and policymaking bodies such as the SEC, the FASB and the IASB. They monitor a range of public policy issues affecting financial executives. FEI's advocacy for the profession has been characterized by the significant impact the association had on Congressional legislation in 2002 to address corporate accounting reform. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 incorporated several provisions of FEI's 12-point Observations and Recommendations on improving financial management, financial reporting and corporate governance.
Florida Venture Forum
Offices: Tampa, Florida
The Florida Venture Forum  is Florida's oldest, largest and most prestigious statewide support group for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneurial networking group, the Florida Venture Forum educates entrepreneurs and assists them in identifying sources of venture capital. Created in 1984 by a group of high-level business leaders and academicians, the goal of the Florida Venture Forum is to help ensure the success of Florida-based entrepreneurial ventures by offering expert counsel and educational advice. Throughout the year, the Florida Venture Forum provides programs on a statewide basis.