Portfolio Company CEO Diversity is the Result of our Thesis-Driven Process
In venture capital, we know there is a problem with gender diversity. According to Crunchbase, just 2.8% of funding went to women-led startups in 2019 before falling to 2.3% in 2020. And that 2.8% figure was an all-time high.Read more
iSelect Invests for Impact and Performance: 3 Case StudiesAt iSelect, we invest for impact AND performance. We are a research-driven organization dedicated to deep diligence and careful execution. We invest in companies that are addressing critical global issues, in large markets, and with a projected financially attractive... Read more
Innovation, Inflation and the New Digital EconomyA decade ago, the U.S. economy was in a bad place. Still reeling from the financial crisis, 2009 saw ultra-low interest rates and the expectation that years of recovery would call for rates beyond 4% by 2020. That hasn’t happened, despite the fact that the economy is... Read more
Why We Created iSelectThe purpose behind what we do at iSelect is simple: we help investors and create great companies. When we started this organization, it was in reaction to a market opportunity that we saw — the disconnect between investor access to the venture capital asset... Read more
Why Venture? Why Now?
The world of venture capital is growing fast. In fact, 2018 was the biggest year for venture capital investments on record, with firms spreading approximately $131 billion across 8,949 deals, according to data published by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. Although the total spent was much more than the previous year’s $83 billion, the number of deals fell by 5%, down from 9,400 the previous year.Read more