Evan Armstrong has published a fantastic long read on what's wrong with the current state of the venture capital industry. Some theses:
The full article is definitely worth your time.
Even though local funds are gaining momentum, American companies are still the most active lenders to European startups. Sifted estimates that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) leads Europe in terms of debt financing for the second consecutive year.
In the Sifted article, find out more about US banks influencing the European startup ecosystem.
Even a quick look at the headlines of venture news is enough to understand that investment companies continue to raise capital intensively. How will the current crisis affect its redistribution?
Well, TechCrunch analysts tried to figure it out.
Eleanor Warnock from Sifted spoke to investors and lawyers and admitted that founders should be reading those term sheets more closely than ever. Here is the reason.
Mike Butcher of TechCrunch cites several studies confirming that there is still a significant pay gap present between men and women behind all the hype around women's entrepreneurship and gender equality. In addition, the situation is especially concerning for racial and ethnic minorities.
See the TechCrunch article for more information.
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