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Farooq Abbasi thinks the sector offers large outcomes and is a way to invest in diverse start-ups.
Letter from the editor
Once again, early-stage venture firms are raising or talking about raising separate opportunity funds, or late-stage growth vehicles. How the LP community responds to this latest push will determine how the venture industry looks in the next few years.
Masayoshi Son
Vision Fund II launched in 2019 and failed to secure third-party commitments on the back of the underwhelming performance of its 2017-vintage predecessor.
Smaller funds can capitalize on the early stage even as mega fundraising makes big VCs even larger, speakers at an NVCA and PitchBook webinar said.
Edtech-focused Owl Ventures sees the workplace as the next growth area adopting educational resources as the pandemic changes how people view training in the office.
Maverix's $500m debut tech growth equity fund, recently anchored by five institutional LPs, is now heading for a $350m initial close in June.
VC Debt
Runway Growth Capital adds Shayna Modarresi to its roster as managing director to focus on technology investing, as debt investing continues to heat up.
The news comes as the firm has achieved a quick turnaround in its sale of Link3d to Materialise.
Letter from the editor
Kira Noodleman of seed investor Bee Partners has set up a satellite office in Denver, another indication of how VC is becoming more decentralized.
Bracket Capital, which has made a name for itself from its deals in Lyft, Airbnb, Bird and Coinbase, sees opportunities growing in secondaries transactions in venture.

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