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NVCA Appoints Bessemer Venture Partner’s Byron Deeter as New Board Chair


The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) announced that Byron Deeter, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, will serve as the 2024-2025 Chair of the NVCA Board of Directors. 

Commenting on the news, NVCA President and CEO Bobby Franklin said: “Byron’s energy and expertise will help drive the venture industry forward at a pivotal time for the entrepreneurial ecosystem. His deep understanding of cloud and AI technologies, coupled with his strategic vision, will enable NVCA to effectively amplify the voice of the venture capital industry and ensure that NVCA continues to be a strong advocate for its members and the broader startup community.” 

Deeter is preceded by Charles Hudson, Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures.

The firm also announced the appointment of eight new directors to its board who will serve four-year terms from 2024-2028:

  • Erica Brescia, Managing Director, Redpoint Ventures
  • Ric Fenton, General Partner, TCV
  • Aziz Gilani, Managing Director, Mercury Fund
  • Ryan Nece, Managing Partner, Next Legacy Partners
  • Tom Shehab, MD, Managing Partner, Arboretum Ventures
  • Chelsea Stoner, General Partner, Battery Ventures
  • Jarrid Tingle, Managing Partner, Harlem Capital
  • Rick Yang, Partner, Head of Technology, NEA

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers companies in the field of the economy industry. It advocates for public policy that supports the American entrepreneurial ecosystem. Serving the venture community as the preeminent trade association, NVCA arms the venture community for success, serving as resource for venture capital data, practical education, peer-led initiatives, and networking.