Founded as the Los Angeles Venture Club on the inspiration of Robert Redford in 1984, the Los Angeles Venture Association of today represents the mesh network of siloed communities centered around the investors and founders spread across the entire venture and early growth ecosystem of our diverse LA region.
LAVA's role fostering more efficient communication between the nodes of the mesh network is designed to generate more efficient collaboration amongst the nodes with the intent of driving more efficient deal flow. Being #longLA our collective goal is to continue to grow the ecosystem.
As a 501(c)6 membership association, LAVA provides a platform for its membership comprised of LPs, VCs, family offices, angel investors, founders, incubators, accelerators, universities, researchers, innovators, mentors, politicos, government agencies and a host of service providers in legal, accounting, marketing, PR, investor relations, and countless other specialties.
LAVA provides a wide range of benefits for the community including live and virtual event programs, community committees in over a dozen industry sectors, affinity group activities, private mixers, dinners and BYOB gatherings, investor-only events, roundtables & syndication programs, initiatives giving voice and access from our membership to elected leadership (local state and federal), access to a wide variety of programs from community partners, updates on the recent successes by others in the community, and much much more on the way such as investor, mentor and founder training programs.
LAVA continues to evolve for you! Reach out, join and get involved. Let us know what more we can do to support you.