This partnership will continue to strengthen the support that EVCA provides to its 1,350+ pre-partner and junior partner investors. EVCA community members come from a diverse assortment of backgrounds to share insights on industry verticals, co-investment opportunities, career planning, and community service. The continuously growing community is now covering a wide spectrum of industries such as Space and Defense, Crypto, FinTech, DeepTech, in addition to an expansive geographic coverage outside the U.S. including the Middle East and Canada.
As a leading global law firm, Sidley has a wealth of experience in advising VCs and companies in the technology sector. Through this partnership, Sidley lawyers will share their thought leadership with the EVCA community across specific industry verticals. "I am honored to sponsor the EVCA, and excited to continue building upon the strong partnerships we have forged within the venture capital community. I am eager to collaborate with some of the most innovative and dynamic investors in the industry, and together, drive growth and shape the future of the VC landscape," said Andrew Harper, an Emerging Companies and Venture Capital and technology partner at Sidley who is leading the partnership with EVCA.
The partnership will offer a range of in-person and virtual training opportunities, including workshops on legal and regulatory issues, as well as practical training on deal structuring and negotiation. Participants in EVCA chapters across the U.S. will also have the opportunity to work closely with senior lawyers from Sidley, who will provide mentorship and guidance on career development.
We are excited to see the impact that this investment will have on the next generation of tech, legal, and venture capital leaders. This collaboration between EVCA and Sidley is a testament to the commitment of both organizations to support the growth of the venture capital industry and the founders and companies it serves.