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 […]
Different Funds team to join Assure
The private markets have long struggled with a dearth of structured data and transparency. The black box nature of private assets forms an incredibly complex market for investors to navigate. At Different, we helped investors — from institutional LPs to family offices and angels — navigate venture capital and make smarter allocation decisions.
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.
More LPs are investing in VC funds
Data shows steady growth in the number of LPs per venture capital fund over the last 5 years — what types of VC firms have benefited the most from this inflow, and what does that imply about evolving LP preferences?
The Atlanta VC Ecosystem: Dominated by Micro-Funds But a Diversity Hotspot
A data-driven profile of VCs headquartered in Atlanta, from fund sizes and investment cadences to target sectors and stages.
The Austin VC Ecosystem: Not Yet “Silicon Hills” But Promising Growth
A data-driven profile of VCs headquartered in Austin, from fund sizes and investment cadences to target sectors and stages.
Early Signs that Debut VC Funds Might Be Starting to Return
After a year dominated by mega funds (capping off a long-term decline in first-time managers), will 2021 see the resurgance of debut VC funds?
The Miami VC Ecosystem: Lot of Buzz, Lots of Room to Grow
A data-driven profile of VCs headquartered in Miami, from fund sizes and investment cadences to target sectors and stages.
The Los Angeles VC Ecosystem: A Large But Still Emerging Market
A data-driven profile of VCs headquartered in Los Angeles, from fund sizes and investment cadences to target sectors and stages.