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How the startup ecosystem has fared in the pandemic
More than a year after Sequoia issued its “Black Swan” letter, the US startup ecosystem has rebounded, with VC exit value, fundraising and dollars invested setting records last year. PitchBook venture capital reporter James Thorne joins for this episode—sponsored by Ansarada—to discuss the lasting impact the pandemic had on the startup world, including the rise in valuations for fintech companies, the surge in VC investments in cryptocurrencies, the shift to remote work and his thoughts on TCV vice president Rohit Iragavarapu's breakdown of recent trends within the startup world during a PitchBook-hosted webinar.
The Biden administration's impact on the private markets
With President Joe Biden nearing his 100th day in office, his administration's economic policies have begun to take shape. The latest episode of "In Visible Capital" takes a closer look at what Biden's plans could mean for the private equity and venture capital world, including changes to tax policy, how his infrastructure plan could impact investors, the renewed push for financial regulation and a possible clampdown on the world's tech giants.
The evolution of GP stakes
In this episode—sponsored by Ansarada—host Adam Lewis takes a closer look at GP stakes investing, which has become an increasingly popular strategy for private equity firms over the past few years but still remains in its infancy. Topics covered include a brief look back at the history of GP stakes deals, how the space has progressed over the past decade-plus and how the future will increasingly focus on the middle market and opportunities outside the United States.
VC's resurgence, the IPO boom and what's in store for 2021
With one year of the pandemic behind us, Alexander Davis sizes up the venture capital market by looking at how dealmaking not only adapted, but roared back to life in terms of capital deployment, VC capital formation and exits and a banner year for initial public offerings by some of the biggest names in the business.
Listen in as PitchBook analysts Cameron Stanfill and Joshua Chao share key findings from the Q4 2020 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor report, and the outlook for what’s shaping 2021. We also feature guest commentary from Susan Winter and Devika Patil, both of Silicon Valley Bank, on what the recent data is telling us about the direction of the VC market.
Private equity's fast rebound, rising valuations and surging SPACs
To kick off Season 3 of "In Visible Capital," private equity reporter Adam Lewis takes a closer look at the state of private equity. Topics include PitchBook analysts forecasting SPAC deal activity, discussing the possibility of government regulation for the asset class, predicting private equity fundraising in the near-term, and connecting why corporate carveouts continue to be a reliable investment strategy for investors and a needed source of cash for companies trying to shore up their balance sheets in the wake of the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Let's Talk About Race
This week's podcast features our recent discussion about race and the evolving role of investors addressing racial inequality. We're resurfacing this conversation because even as Black History Month comes to an end, the hard work to increase diversity in the markets continues.