If you don’t know much about venture capital besides the fact that it involves lots of money, you’re not alone. But VC plays an important role in our society, and it’s becoming more prominent as it takes new forms. You’re never too old to learn, right?
These industry insiders gave us a lesson in the noteworthy trends shaping the future of venture capital. Here’s what they had to say:
Kyle Asman, Partner at BX3 Capital
“This has been the year of unicorns finally going public: Uber and Lyft have gotten rather large exits, and potentially there are a few more in the pipeline.
The trend in VC has been a focus on larger and larger rounds, which is good for the unicorns and soon to be publics, but bad for the early stage companies who need the capital to grow the most. I am hoping we see VCs recommitting to investing in companies at their earliest stages, and providing capital to companies to get them through their toughest periods of growth. On the technology side for VCs, we have a seen a number of awesome advancements in data rooms, and streamlining the due-diligence process.”