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  • JOIN US for PHASE 1 of LAVAs Re-Brand

    New year new LAVA for 2022! The countdown is on for your

    LAVA re-brand! Join us for the reveal Feb 16th 


  • Welcome to the LA venture investment ecosystem!

    New year new LAVA for 2022! The countdown is on for your

    LAVA re-brand! Join us for the reveal Feb 16th 

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  • Groups and Forums

    Check out LAVA's vibrant COMMUNITIES, featuring relevant industry initiatives and exceptional presentations by prominent members of the L.A. venture ecosystem here and abroad. Three new affinity groups for 2022 Trojans@LAVA, Bruins@LAVA and YoungVCs@LAVA

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Greetings from LAVA's New Executive Director


Welcome to LAVA, your Los Angeles Venture Association.

You are here at an exciting time in the organization as we refocus our programs and initiatives for you.  The countdown is on for our upcoming rebrand reveal in Feb.  

For the past two years as the "covid" Executive Director of LAVA, I have been honored to be entrusted with such a historic 36-year brand.  Inspired by the iconic acting legend Robert Redford, LAVA represents a community with a rich history of timely investments, society changing technologies and...(read more)


Welcome to the Los Angeles Venture Association


Join our network of entrepreneurs, executives, and investors in early forming, emerging and late stage companies to actively meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors, and other professionals.


Come join us at one of our many events including investor round tables, syndication screenings, VC Check-Ins, or at one of our big  annual events like Meet the VC, First Look SoCal, and the LAVA Awards. Check out the Event Calendar to see the next few upcoming events.


Participate in one of our vibrant Communities! Led by a dedicated committee, each Community hosts focused webinars, panels and initiatives featuring exceptional presentations by prominent members of our investment, entrepreneurial, business, political and academic communities. 

Thanks to our Sponsors

Our sponsors are our partners in the LAVA Venture/Angel Capital Network.  They provide vital

funding resources and connections for LAVA to serve our members and the community.  We thank them and

appreciate their support.  For sponsorship info, email Darren Eng at