Insights

Category: Research

Fundraising Powerhouses: Profiling Mega Funds in Venture Capital

In a VC fundraising landscape increasingly populated with mega funds, what does the rise to $500M look like — and what’s the appeal of these giants for LPs?

Overcoming Double Bias: Women in DeepTech Venture Capital

Analysis on fundraising bias and women DeepTech VCs – who more frequently attain advanced degrees yet consistently raise smaller funds than their male counterparts.

The DeepTech Deal Funnel, Part 2: Venture Capital Gaps

DeepTech startups struggle to progress through meaningful funding milestones and don’t experience the same growth in round size as the broader ecosystem.

The DeepTech Deal Funnel, Part 1: A Look at Venture Capital Funding

Compared to the broader ecosystem, DeepTech startups more frequently secure follow-on VC funding — but they sometimes wait as many as 5 years just to get their first round.

Black Funding Matters: Time for LPs to Really Diversify — Through Diversity

As venture capital’s ultimate source of capital, LPs are driving the industry’s lack of diversity — and they’re missing out on returns because of it.

Capitalizing on the Post-COVID Economy: Why Distributed Teams May Outperform

Anticipating the long-term effects of COVID-19 on venture capital performance: geographically distributed teams might be better positioned to capitalize on trends accelerated by the pandemic.

Flight to the ‘Known’: COVID-19 Pushes Venture Capital Fundraising to Concentrate in Established Firms

How the coronavirus pandemic is affecting venture capital fundraising and LP allocations: analysis finds that emerging managers, women-led firms, and micro VC funds likely to bear the burden.

COVID-19: the Role of DeepTech Investing

A new report on the state of DeepTech investing and the capital gaps faced by scientific entrepreneurs — the innovators who build technologies that may help us avoid the next global crisis.

Venture Capital Investing Platform DifferentFunds Releases DeepTech Investing Report; Reveals Alarming Consequences of Underinvestment in Sector

Report comes as the U.S. grapples with COVID-19 pandemic, pressing for investments toward scientific entrepreneurs

No Women in Venture Capital? Think Again

The implosion of Binary Capital in the summer of 2017 catalyzed a media narrative around gender imbalance in venture capital. Arguably the spark was lit by Susan Fowler’s blog post about Uber’s workplace culture earlier in the year. But given the outsized role of venture capitalists in determining the fate of promising technologies the question soon […]