WLG 2020 Fall eConference: Venture Capital: Global State of the Market

Moderator & Panelists

Allan Goodman, Goodmans LLP - Ontario, Canada

Luke Zhang, Zhong Lun - China
Yair Geva, Herzog Fox & Neeman - Israel
Thomas Kahl, Taylor Wessing - Germany
Matt Stamski, Faegre Drinker - United States

Key Takeaways

  • There is a lot of money in the market that is finding its way to promising startups.
  • As a consequence of the pandemic, a lot of VC investors do not shy away from taking over majority share in startups.
  • There has been more of a shift to later-stage deals and a drop in early-stage deals as a result of COVID-19.
  • FinTech, telemedicine, online retail, edtech, biotech and anything related to cyber are all hot areas for VC investment.
  • There is a robust IPO market in the US and China, as non-traditional players are buying up shares in late-stage startups and forcing them to go public.

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Administrator World Group · Venture Capital: Global State of the Market

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