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May June 2020 VCJ
Proptech has grown by 160x over the last decade and appeared on course to continue maturing as the covid-19 epidemic hit. But the emerging sector is poised to survive a possible downturn.
Europe’s venture and startup ecosystem has made tremendous strides in the past decade, and a record amount of investment has produced a bevy of billion-dollar companies. When will institutional investors buy in?
Venture lending is seen as offering higher returns for higher risk. So why, against such a volatile backdrop, is fundraising surging ahead?
As more venture firms become accustomed to virtual pitches, they’re emphasizing reference checks and setting up multiple Zoom calls as a way to verify their investments and better get to know the founders.
Proptech rising
From virtual tours to janitorial robots, several technological advancements could smooth the transition back to office work.
fire, match, sale, strike
Venture funds should sell for about 60 percent of their net asset value today versus about 78 percent of NAV in December, according to a poll by Setter Capital.
CVC
These investors have piled money into the industry over the last 10 years, and in the midst of a pandemic aren’t pulling back or going anywhere.
The online provider of personal healthcare will likely not be doing a reverse merger with a SPAC soon, according to a venture source.
Cambridge Associates recommends family offices to have a venture allocation of 15% to 20% and believes venture offers family offices a way to make money to pass down for years to come.
VC Education Tory Patterson, Owl Ventures
Investor interest in edtech is expected to continue in a post-pandemic world, according to Tory Patterson of edtech-focused Owl Ventures, who says that we will soon see some good IPO candidates.
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