Global funding for companies in the automotive and mobility sectors fell to $27.6 billion in 2020, a 5% decrease year-over-year, with 522 deals completed according to CB Insights’ recent report and webinar on the State of Mobility. While the first half of 2020 was particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the second half of

In a new paper, Alternative Venture Capital: The New Unicorn Investors, professor Anat Alon-Beck explores the rise of alternative venture capital (AVC) investors and the ways in which these investors are affecting unicorn companies.  The paper cautions that that many of the calls being made by industry groups, such as the Institute for Portfolio

In the International Financial Law Review’s latest publication, A Deep Dive Into Capital Raising Alternatives, Mayer Brown provides context on the changes in market structure and market dynamics that led to the enactment of the JOBS Act. Specifically, the trend for many private companies to remain private longer, defer or dispense with traditional

Funding in the fintech sector increased 17% quarter-over-quarter, after two quarters of declines, to $9.3 billion according to CB Insights’ recent State of Fintech report. Despite the funding increase, the number of deals continued to decline globally, continuing the decline since the fourth quarter of 2019. In the second quarter of 2020, 397 global venture-backed

Professor Anat Alon-Beck from the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University joined our annual conference on Late Stage Private Placements earlier this week.  Prof. Beck spoke about the unicorn phenomenon, valuation concerns relating to unicorns and the new investors that have fueled the growth of unicorns.  Prof. Beck’s slides may be accessed here

The financing environment for startup companies in the technology sector has changed substantially over the last few years. As evidenced by findings in CB Insights’ latest report, The 2020 Tech IPO Pipeline, tech companies have raised more funding than ever before by accessing the private venture markets. These startups reach unicorn status well before

CBInsights recently published its Global Fintech Report for the third quarter of 2019. For 2019, global fintech funding totaled $24.6 billion through the third quarter of 2019, which is still a decline from 2018. Global venture-backed fintech deals rebounded during the quarter in the United States but remain at a three-year low. Globally there are

The third quarter of 2019 saw a slight decrease in venture private capital funding levels according to PwC and CB Insights’ recently published MoneyTree report. Approximately $25.9 billion was raised across 1,304 deals, bringing total capital raised in 2019 to $83 billion.

Staying private longer. Companies have taken advantage of raising large amounts of