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The recent IPOs for Arm, Instacart, Klaviyo and Neumora Therapeutics have investors eager to see more unicorns follow suit and end the distribution dry spell.
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Compounded at 15% per year, an investment in venture debt over 10 years produces a 4x multiple on invested capital, writes Zack Ellison of Applied Real Intelligence.
More VC firms are turning to AI as part of the underwriting process
'It is not doom and gloom, but I don't see a roaring comeback either,' says Ewen.
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The UK-based firm has achieved returns ranging from 1.9x to 16.1x for venture-backed companies that generate at least 20 percent of their revenue in the US.
Using Michael Sonnenfeldt's TIGER 21 network, the New York-based VC firm is introducing start-ups to additional investors and strategic industry contacts who can support their go-to-market efforts.
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Richard Blakesley is using AI to vet investments for the Boost Fund, noting that 'the early-stage fundraising process is plagued by bias of all sorts: expert bias, pattern-recognition bias, network bias and so forth.'
The founder of SineWave Ventures believes adversity may be a better term than diversity to describe the character traits that can lead to better investment outcomes.
Sharp declines in funding for transportation, energy and food and land use sectors drove overall weakness in later-stage funding for climate tech in the first six months of 2023.
Attorney Carl Hessler of Lowenstein Sandler offers a refresher on deal structuring and fiduciary duties for down rounds.

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