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With Q1 funding exceeding $1.5bn, cybersecurity appears poised to have a strong year.
VCs are known for innovating and their first-mover mindset. That doesn't come into play when dealing with quarantine life.
Startup Run the World
Run the World raises $10.8m in Series A funding as it aims to scale its online events business worldwide. The round was co-led by a16z and Founders Fund.
More good and bad news about the WFH lifestyle has some in the VC community enjoying not traveling while others fear the worst.
The $10m fund will target seed and early-stage growth in Toronto, Waterloo, Montreal, New York and Boston, with a focus on B2B software.
VC Cathay Innovation
The cross-border investor wraps up its second fund on target with €500m from strategic investors and opened a Singapore office this year.
US Map Dollar Currency
Greg Beaufait of Dundee Venture Capital says a new report by the firm and Crunchbase covering Midwest venture activity shows that ‘If LPs don’t have exposure to this region, then they’re missing out.’
VC Chase Roberts Vertex Ventures
Now that Zoom, Slack and email are ubiquitous in the workplace, a San Francisco venture capitalist is looking for the next enterprise communications tool.
Investors miss the personal interaction, but anecdotally they say business is still taking place and deals are still getting done.
In the wake of the covid-19 pandemic and the economic slowdown it has wrought, new managers may suffer more than larger, established funds.

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