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The UK venture market saw a record amount of funding during 2019 after a 31 percent, $3.9 billion, increase over 2018.
Reflections on the first big VC-backed M&A deal of the decade.
VC investment into female-founded companies increased slightly in 2019, breaking a new record, a report found.
In 2019, VC deal value surpassed $135bn, exit activity reached all-time high and the median new fund size approached $80m found a new report by PitchBook and the NVCA.
By Tom Stein, VCJ Correspondent Amazon sent shockwaves through the supermarket industry when it purchased Whole Foods Market two years ago.   It further increased the pressure on traditional grocery chains by rolling out Amazon Go, a chain of convenience stores featuring cashier-less technology that eliminates checkout lines. Customers with the downloaded app simply walk in, […]
The hemp market will have to rely on venture capital to scale up in the short term, says Victory Hemp Foods founder Chad Rosen, who chats about the promise, peril and uncertainty defining the early life of the hemp market.
Silicon Valley Bank's report on 2019 healthcare VC trends, shows that funding increased while investment activity declined slightly.
The latest CB Insights report analyzes the most promising and highly-valued tech companies in the US that could potentially make a public debut in 2020. Top investors include Tiger, Sequoia and AH.
sustainable
As consumer behavior shifts toward more sustainable products, investors are also finding that the sector pays dividends.
2020
Larger fundraises and megadeals are expected to continue, according to a recent PitchBook report.
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