Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA) is the oldest, most influential and largest member-based national organization of its kind. It represents venture capital and private equity firms to promote the industry within India. It seeks to create a more favorable environment for equity investment and entrepreneurship. It is an influential forum representing the industry to governmental bodies and public authorities. IVCA members include leading venture capital and private equity firms, institutional investors, banks, corporate advisers, accountants, lawyers and other service providers to the venture capital and private equity industry. These firms provide capital for seed ventures, early stage companies, later-stage expansion and growth finance for management buyouts/ buy-ins. IVCA’s purpose is to support the examination and discussion of management and investment issues in private equity and venture capital in India. It aims to support entrepreneurial activity and innovation as well as the development and maintenance of a private equity and venture capital industry that provides equity finance. It helps establish high standards of ethics, business conduct and professional competence. IVCA also serves as a powerful platform for investment funds to interact with each other. The Association stimulates the promotion, research and analysis of private equity and venture capital in India, and facilitates contact with policy makers, research institutions, universities, trade associations and other relevant organizations. IVCA collects, circulates and disseminates commercial statistics and information related to the venture capital industry.