LAVA COVID-19 Response  

We hope everyone in the LAVA community is staying as safe and as healthy as possible.  Please note, in light of the virus' impact, we've pushed two of our main summer events to September: 

  • First Look SoCal moves from June 3rd to Sept 15th at the Westin Pasadena, 191 N. Robles Ave., Pasadena 
  • The Corporate Innovation and Venture Forum moves from May 13th to Sept 30th hosted by Nixon Peabody in DTLA at 300 South Grand #4100, Los Angeles

All other LAVA events are being adapted to an online format with programming evolving to address relevant topics the L.A. startup/venture ecosystem faces today.  We will announce a series of online events with prominent VCs, investors and notable entrepreneurs in the coming week. 


Greetings from LAVA's New Executive Director

Welcome to LAVA, your Los Angeles Venture Association.

As the new Executive Director, I am honored to be entrusted with such a historic 32+-year-old brand.  Founded by the iconic acting legend Robert Redford, LAVA represents a community with a rich history of timely investments, society changing technologies and groundbreaking entertainment.  Today, the L.A. venture ecosystem can arguably boast...(read more)


Welcome to the Los Angeles Venture Association


Join our community of entrepreneurs, executives, emerging and lat stage companies to actively meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors, and other professionals


Come join us at our annual Meet the VC conference, First Look LA, and the LAVA Awards Dinner. Check out the Event Calendar to see the next few upcoming events.


Participate in the discussion with our extensive slate of monthly Strategic Interest Group meetings and panel discussions featuring exceptional presentations by prominent members of our investment, entrepreneurial, business, and academic communities. 

Join today and take advantage of new member benefits

Become a member of LAVA.  It's easy, quick and affordable!  Join us for access to our network, information on

Venture and Angel Capital in Los Angeles.

Upcoming Events

LAVA's events are the life of our community.  Several events a month are open to all,

Members and Non-Members.  Please see the event page for pricing.

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