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Issac Roth of Shasta Ventures looks ahead to the new year. He says the new presidential administration won't much impact tech. He also sees trends with firm specialization and synthetic biology.
Retail, work and food production will be among sectors to watch in the year ahead, writes Scrum Ventures partner Ryan Mendoza.
Researcher and author Johannes Lenhard writes that for LPs, the evidence is not necessarily enough yet to really put pressure on GPs to enact ESG principles, but they are starting to feel the heat.
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Bernard Ross of Sky Medical Technology says that the European medtech market has grown in recent years and he expects it to keep rising since the region is ripe with innovation.
Matt McCooe of Connecticut Innovations writes that the stereotypical successful tech entrepreneur is not a nerdy white guy in jeans from Silicon Valley. Investors need to broaden their lens.
Robert R. Ackerman Jr. talks about fundraising not for one but for two firms amid an environment beset with multiple crises. Here’s his secret to managing through it.
Covid-19 has created uncertainty, and it has also paved the way for opportunities in certain sectors. Anis Uzzaman of Pegasus Tech Ventures says e-commerce, online education and e-sports are the three sectors that will remain relevant long after the pandemic.
Tom Walker of Rev1 Ventures addresses the question of whether investors should back biotech start-ups that focus on the coronavirus and other potential pandemics. Here's what you should know.
William Taranto of the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund writes how the switch to working from home can make investors more productive. But the downside is loss of personal interaction.
Times are difficult right now, but promising signs in regard to deals terms, impact investing and engagement are boding well, writes Oliver Libby, managing partner and co-founder of venture firm Hatzimemos / Libby.

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