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
Forget Cryptocurrencies. The Real Opportunities are in EntrepreneurshipIt seems like everyone is pitching a new cryptocurrency “investment” these days. Telegram raised more than $1.5 billion in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) this year, and startups like Dragon, Filecoin and Tezos have all raised 9-figure sums this way. Even as prices of... Read more
We’re Challenging the Financial Services Industry to Think About Venture Investing
I recently participated in a panel discussion at Worth magazine’s 2017 Power 100 Summit in Greenwich, Conn. Titled “The New Landscape of Power,” the event was a deep dive look from the investor’s point of view at everything that has happened in the last year — from the rise of populist politics in the U.S. and Europe, to Blockchain, climate change and more.Read more