Category: Strategies

Thoughts on the SVB Crash – Implications for Financial Innovation

You’ve probably seen the headlines regarding the Silicon Valley Bank crash. This will be a landmark (and horrible!) case study for MBA students worldwide.  I suspect that when the dust settles and a thoughtful analysis is complete, we’ll learn that the reasons behind the SVB melt-down are a combination of macro-economic factors and self-inflicted wounds. […]

Emerging Manager Fundraising in 2023

The team behind Different continues to conduct groundbreaking research and analysis of venture capital. One recent publicly available report was released with First Republic Bank. We surveyed nearly 100 GPs on their perspectives and plans around fundraising and LPs for 2023, and added expert commentary on the findings. You can access our charts and in-depth […]

Breaking the Pattern Match: Outperformance Indicators for Venture Capital

An analysis of 100+ variables around VC funds, paired with performance data, surfaces dozens of correlations that can help LPs improve their manager selection process.

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.

Different, with support from Schmidt Futures, announces new effort to increase capital for scientific entrepreneurs

Project to research and design strategy to expand working capital available to science-based innovators