Vet dog cat
Millennials are driving demand for improved veterinary services, a $19bn market. So investors are looking at new tech-enabled pet health start-ups, writes Tom Stein
The London start-up has seen its sales of its cat and dog policies grow by more than 150 percent over the last year, according to the investor.
healthcare
Global healthcare VC funding had its strongest showing since Q3 2018, but deal counts continued to decline and activity in Europe and Asia also dropped dramatically.
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.
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