The U.S. startup ecosystem achieved record-setting investments in 2020, reeling in $156.2 billion according to Q4 numbers from the latest Pitchbook-NVCA Venture Monitor. As such, investors are seizing more opportunities led by the acceleration of digital business models.
More VCs and corporates are making the transition to digital solutions especially within healthcare, business services, and education technology in order to conduct business successfully today and into the future. Furthermore, as investors continue to scan the financial landscape in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is undeniable that some other trends have accelerated such as e-commerce, online working, as well as the energy sector.
New technologies that are now gaining more attention more than ever before; artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality, to name a few - will continue to be among the main drivers of economic growth and prosperity in the coming years.
Investors have dedicated their careers in spotting out the potential of young, aspiring companies and bet on their success. If they want to ensure their position on the competitive playing field, they must accelerate their minds to take on opportunities ahead of them. In this Ebook, you will find a brief overview on what venture capital is and who the major players are in the USA.