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December 01, 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 NOT ALL MONEY IS CREATED EQUAL

The main actors in venture capital have been a specialized set of tech investors who themselves came from the technology industry. They understood it well because they were the ones who built foundational technologies or sold hardware, software and systems into businesses. People who invested in tech companies could tap their extended talent networks.

#2 SOLO CAPITALISTS ARE GAINING ON TRADITIONAL VENTURE FIRMS

Solo capitalists are increasingly being ranked among the “top” investors on AngelList by markup rate. Solo capitalists are able to earn allocations in great deals by making quick investment decisions, offering founder-friendly terms, and providing a different set of services than what a founder might receive from a traditional VC firm.

#3 VC HAS A PIVOTAL ROLE TO PLAY IN THE CLIMATE FIGHT

The COP26 in Glasgow last week averted disaster but also made clear the private sector’s crucial role in tackling climate change. Besides a few notable political wins to address methane leaks and rekindle frayed cooperation between economies, it was new commitments from the private sector that perhaps hold the most promise.

#4 HOW VENTURE CAPITAL CAN SOLVE UNEMPLOYMENT 

South Africa’s unemployment figures are among the highest in the world and this inequity means many people live in poverty. Venture Capital may be a solution to these problems, but more interest must be shown to this industry – especially by institutional investors, if it is to make a real impact. VC promotes entrepreneurship for people who want to change their circumstances.

#5 DEBUNKING ESG MYTHS FOR MORE SUSTAINABLE INVESTING

In recent years, the financial sector has been paying closer attention to these standards, with many investors now applying ESG-related criteria when considering the risks and growth opportunities of their portfolios. But many firms are making impact investments which are intended to generate a positive and measurable social and environmental impact. 

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