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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.

The DeepTech Startup Ecosystem

From universities to government agencies to venture capital, LPs, corporates and beyond — DeepTech entrepreneurs are surrounded by a complex solar system of support and capital. This article both visualizes and explores the components of the DeepTech startup ecosystem.

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

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

11 Opportunity Zone Maps: see Context, Momentum, and Facts

With over 8,700 Opportunity Zones across the U.S, navigating and prioritizing zones can be difficult. This article highlights 11 zones (with maps) with interesting context — from billionaire ownership to nearby employers to new real estate projects.