Annual Peer Group Meetings


CDVCA holds a Peer Group Meeting each year for experienced managers of CDVC funds. The two-day Peer Group Meeting is an invitation-only event that brings together active investors for peer exchange, collaborative learning and networking.

The Peer Group Meeting sessions have a simple, but valuable, format. At the beginning of the meeting we spend an hour as a group building the agenda for the rest of the meeting. Topics have ranged from the practical, such as specific methods to generate deal flow, to bigger picture issues, such as ways to position the industry for future growth.

We also ask those participants who wish to do so, to bring a problem or an issue with which they are currently grappling and which they would like to share with the group. At several points during the meeting, we will turn to those problems to get feedback from the group.

The next peer group meeting will be held in December 2012. Contact cdvca@cdvca.org for more information.

Past Peer Group Meetings

The 2011 Annual Peer Group Meeting was held from Wednesday, December 7th to Friday, December 9th at Glen Cove Mansion in Glen Cove, NY.  We would like to thank all the Peer Group Meeting participants for the stimulating and productive discussions!

The 2010 Annual Peer Group Meeting was held from Wednesday, December 8th to Friday, December 10th at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. Participants focused the dialogue around legislative changes impacting the community development venture capital universe and on the general perception of the industry. Participants showed interest in kindling growth by delving into emerging investment areas, emphasizing work force development, and reevaluating the current venture capital model.