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October 27, 2021 Sign Up
Five articles every week, hand selected by the Flashpoint Investment Team, to make you smarter in the world of tech investments.

#1 THE VCS WHO’VE BACKED THE MOST FEMALE FOUNDERS

VCs are at pains to show their support for female founders — a demographic which has scooped up just 13% of all VC funding in Europe since 2017. We’ve studied 12 of Europe’s top VC firms to see how many female cofounders they’ve each backed over the last five years. The VCs were selected using the 2021 European Capital report.

#2 THE STATE OF SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS

ESG are used to communicate impactdriven KPIs, rather than profit-driven. In recent years ESG has proved to drive both, since a growing interest from investors has affected the global flow of capital towards sustainable investment landscape. We wanted to feel the pulse on what part sustainability really plays in the field of PE and VC investing, and that’s how this study came to be.

#3 CLIMATE CRISIS BRINGS VC MONEY BACK TO CLEAN TECH


VC money is flooding back into clean tech companies a decade after the “mini green bubble” saw private financing for the sector dry up. But the climate tech 2.0 investment boom has better promise than version 1.0. Between 2006 and 2011, VCs spent more than $25bn funding clean tech and lost more than half their money, according to research by MIT Energy Initiative.
 

#4 VC INVESTMENT IN HR TECH SKYROCKETS 

VC is flowing into HR tech startups at an unprecedented pace. "While there is room for many players, I think the future is all about suite platforms that can consolidate multiple models," said Ronni Zehavi, co-founder and CEO of Hibob. What matters most is how that data is analyzed and translated into an actionable system of intelligence, said Zehavi.

#5 MISSED OUT ON THE INTERNET? 

6G with speeds able to download 142 movies in one second, an oceantech economy as big as Germany’s GDP and Emotional AI that has your personal devices knowing all about your feelings. These are just some of the 14 “moonshots” that BofA Global Research has identified as radical technologies that “could change our lives and accelerate the impact of global megatrends.”

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