Historically, the private markets have been on the fringe, but as trillions of dollars have flowed into this dynamic asset class, there is an increasing need for greater insight. Since 2007, PitchBook has been shining a light on key trends and events in venture capital, private equity and M&A through comprehensive data and detailed analysis. Subscribe to our podcast for thoughtful conversations with industry leaders and PitchBook analysts to help you better understand the evolving capital markets.
Private equity's sports play
Headlined by Arctos Sports Partners acquiring a 5% stake in the Golden State Warriors in April, private equity has pushed further into the sports investing space over the past few years. PitchBook analyst Wylie Fernyhough joins the "In Visible Capital" podcast to discuss his recent analyst note about what’s driving the trend, including less restrictive ownership rules within leagues, skyrocketing valuations, the need for liquidity among current owners, the chance to achieve lofty returns for new investors and the clout that comes with owning some of the most scarce, high-profile assets available. Listen now wherever you get your podcasts.
Emerging technologies from real estate to air taxis
Record-breaking VC activity over the past year has fueled innovation within emerging technologies. In this episode, sponsored by Ansarada, we take a look at where we live, how we work and how we might move between those locations by exploring electric vehicles, air taxis and real estate technology with PitchBook senior analyst Asad Hussain and quantitative research analyst Zane Carmean.
Autonomous finance's obstacles and opportunities
Autonomous finance uses AI to make financial decisions on behalf of consumers without the need for direct human input. The service has become especially relevant over the last year as consumers have struggled to maintain financial health during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, Paul Condra, head of emerging technology research, and Robert Le, senior emerging tech analyst, discuss how autonomous finance helps consumers better manage their financial health and performance, as well as the challenges for the technology—including computing costs, consumer trust, regulations and transaction categorization
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.
Well-planned and thoughtful
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Great coverage on top of mind topics
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