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.
Disruptive start-ups only make it so far if the industry they are in doesn’t embrace them, so VC firms are working with legacy real estate players to improve the odds.
unicorns
12 new US unicorn companies arose in Q1 despite the overall value of unicorns dropping for the third quarter in a row.
exit activity
The region saw less than $1bn of exit activity for the first time since 2012, despite stable dealflow and larger than usual fundraising numbers.
sportstech
Despite no organized sports happening, investors still see positive opportunities across multiple sub-sectors.
Silicon Valley VC deal price increases slowed over the course of Q1 2020, according to Fenwick & West’s survey. Start-ups are looking to various deal structures to extend their cash runway.
Melville takes responsibility for a portfolio of industry-leading brands and will help shape the company’s editorial vision.
Asia
This drop may represent a forecast of what will happen to Europe and the US during Q2.
early-stage
Despite predictions that early-stage companies may be hit the hardest during this unfolding downturn, Q1 showed growing valuations and record-breaking deal sizes. More than $8.9 billion was invested across 634 early-stage deals in the US during Q1, according to a recent report from PitchBook, Silicon Valley Bank and the NVCA. While that marks a decline […]
Corporations are becoming more diverse and inclusive, and start-ups are helping to achieve that. Many provide AI to screen job applicants and remove bias from the hiring process.
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