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Late-stage deals in Q1 accounted for 75.2% of deal volume, fueling exits and driving up deal values, according to the Q1 VC PitchBook-NVCA report.
An analysis by seed-stage investor Beta Boom details which cities have the highest concentration of start-ups led by diverse founders, and which rate among the worst.
The SEC has issued guidance on the booming SPAC market, and many believe that more regulation is coming. Will regulators step in before the market shows signs of collapse?
The sovereign wealth fund officially opened its fourth office this week as it intends to expand its exposure to alternatives to 20%.
VC Diversity Venture
VC firms such as Primary Venture Partners and Magarac Venture Partners are taking a page from the National Football League in order to increase diversity metrics.
The sector is on track to outpace the wider VC market, according to a recent PitchBook report. But as interest rates remain low, venture debt could become just as popular as equity in VC.
These initiatives, once a niche strategy aimed at improving a firm’s public image, have been thrust into the spotlight after 2020’s historic social movements. Does the VC community know what to do with them?
Late-stage investment in the UK soared in 2020, due largely to financing from US firms. British investors are catching up. Will this strategy become a mainstay for VC?
SPACs are continuing to raise record amounts of capital and beginning to hit their institutional stride in the US. Now Europe is catching on, and Jack Leeney of 7GC talks about what makes the market there unique.
VC managers are waking up to SPACs as an alternative to an offering model that has long been outdated. But a combination of traditional IPO, direct listing and staggered lock-up release could be a future offering model.

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