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CFO COO Forum. SoftBank
SoftBank Vision Fund CFO Navneet Govil discusses his stance on inflation, ESG concerns, SPACs and LP commitments for the second Vision Fund at the CFOs & COOs Forum 2021.
In venture capital, the current moment is allowing more diverse managers at the table, according to Mendoza Ventures founders’ Adrian and Senofer Mendoza.
The proptech industry is helping businesses and schools return to their former in-person format. But the budding industry might also help transform the legacy real estate industry to become more ESG-oriented and efficient.
The Biden administration and the Democrats’ slim majority in Congress offer a window for changes to policy, including increases to capital gains, closing the carried interest loophole, and anti-trust legislation. It could prove serious for the venture capital industry.
Average family office allocation to venture capital has more than doubled in the last year, according to survey data collected by First Republic Bank and Oper8r. Emerging managers, in particular, look to benefit from increased interest.
VC venture money fundraising
First-time VC investors took a hit amid covid-19 lockdowns, but the re-opening of much of the economy this summer is expected to result in more face-to-face meetings with LPs, according to placement agent Kelly DePonte of Probitas Partners.
Covid-19 and the push for vaccine development has pulled many investors into the spotlight with an imperative to invest in technologies that address the biggest issues of our time. Is this the origin of a new public-private partnership model?
VC Map Europe Flags
Europe’s VC industry had a breakout Q1, on pace for another record-shattering year. Meanwhile, US firms Icon, Sapphire and Sequoia are expanding their operations.
The news comes as the firm has achieved a quick turnaround in its sale of Link3d to Materialise.
Bracket Capital, which has made a name for itself from its deals in Lyft, Airbnb, Bird and Coinbase, sees opportunities growing in secondaries transactions in venture.

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