Insights

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.  

6 Things to Know About Private Equity

This article explores six factors and trends in private equity that can influence individual funds as well as the overall asset class.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road? Assessing Opportunity Zones

Different CIO Harold Hughes explains the newly released Opportunity Zone regulations. This is written to allow the reader to understand whether opportunity zone investing may be of interest or, at the very least, provide the ability to confidently engage in cocktail party conversation about OZs.

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 […]

Venture capital portfolios: diversification versus conviction investing

An overview of different portfolio construction models used in the U.S. venture capital market, including pros, cons, and model frequency.

Understanding and measuring venture capital terms — a landmark report

A discussion on our state of terms report, its relevance for fund investors and fund managers, and selective statistics and analysis.