The Rise of ESG in Venture Capital
With climate and social justice concerns growing across the country, many investors have flocked to ESG & impact investing as a source of both social and financial returns — how have the venture capital markets responded?
Quantifying Mindshare in Venture Capital: Media and PR Activity of VCs
Media attention undoubtedly influences the perception of the venture capital industry, but how representative is this coverage of the VCs actually making investments? New data explores overrepresentation in venture capital media coverage & the distorted perception it creates.
Portfolio Concentration in DeepTech: Do VCs ScienceWash their Theses?
A look at whether DeepTech VCs actually invest in advanced technology companies, how their investment styles and portfolios compare, capital raised, and the GPs’ perceptions of their own portfolios.
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.
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.