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David Teten of Versatile Venture Capital outlines eight reasons why so many emerging managers don’t use placement agents. However, using one can add value.
The market continues to evolve, writes Mark Donnelly, managing director at Runway Growth Capital, who says he is seeing larger debt facilities, lower cost of capital, lighter covenants and less amortization.
Sozo Ventures managing directors Phil Wickham and Koichiro Nakamura discuss that the stage is set in Japan for VCs and their LPs for an explosion of investment opportunities. Can Tokyo’s old guard get out of the way fast enough?
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.

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