Runway Growth
The debt provider launched the strategy and hired Rob Lake in April and has seen attractive opportunities since as the sector continues to see elevated activity.
More than $46.8bn poured into late-stage deals in H1 so far, which is up 10% from H1 2019 and operating full steam ahead.
While some investors worried about public criticism, thousands of VC-backed companies took money from the government's loan program. Rokk3r Fuel is one of the firms that advised all portfolio companies to apply for PPP.
VC Hospital Safety Coronavirus
A bevy of start-ups in recent years have emerged to help disinfect all aspects of hospitals, from handwashing to patient rooms to healthcare devices. This seemed like a novel idea before covid-19, but it’s essential now.
The region saw $1.4bn invested overall last year, thanks to a perfect storm of more global VCs coming in, maturing of local markets and even CVCs.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
More than a dozen companies backed by venture capital firms obtained up to $117m in government loans, according to an analysis by Venture Capital Journal.
Proptech rising
From virtual tours to janitorial robots, several technological advancements could smooth the transition back to office work.
While fintech saw the lowest funding total in three years, many investors focused on the sector saw strong dealflow and accelerated trends.
A decade after the cleantech bubble burst, the market has matured – and now has fresh appeal for investors and LPs alike.
Dealmaking in the France and Benelux region has grown by about 80% over the past two years, according to a report.

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