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Institutional Investor (September 14)

2022/ 09/ 15 by jd in Global News

“In a sign of the times, VC is bragging about being slow and thorough. Thanks to an unfriendly exit environment and lower fundraising, venture capitalists have finally started to focus more on due diligence than closing deals quickly.”

 

Institutional Investor (August 23)

2021/ 08/ 24 by jd in Global News

“With an influx of cash from nontraditional investors, average late-stage valuations could hit $1 billion this year, according to PitchBook,” which attributed the surge in “valuation growth to a positive economic outlook and cash influx from nontraditional investors, including mutual funds, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, and corporate venture capitalists.”

 

New York Times (March 21)

2021/ 03/ 22 by jd in Global News

“Gig companies have drawn billions in venture capital funding to help underwrite a system that is a race to the bottom for labor protections. But it doesn’t have to be that way.” Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled that Uber must now classify its drivers as workers. “If Uber can sustain its business while granting drivers improved guaranteed benefits and a financial safety net, then surely that model can be replicated elsewhere.” Uber drivers and other Gig workers “deserve the opportunity to make financial headway.”

 

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