Back to school for venture investing? VC in the post-Covid environment

The resurgence of Covid-19 across Europe continues to make headlines, but as summer draws to a close and with schools reopening, the UK is doing its best to get back to normal. For those covering the VCT market, it seems like just the other day when RNS feeds were reporting the publication of revised NAVs,…

Seed funds need fertile soil: Sourcing high quality venture opportunities

As analysts in the venture capital space, our team at MJ Hudson have conversations every week about different venture funds’ investment criteria, as managers and investors look to identify promising entrepreneurs and profitable ideas. So too, when outside the office, our team is often greeted with a startup idea, or is told about a new…

Africa R(a)ising – How to secure commitments for Africa strategies from non-African investors (Part II)

Concluding our two part series on securing capital for Africa funds from non-African investors, Matthew Craig-Greene and Ross Manton provide a number of additional nuggets of advice. Data1 from AVCA (the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association) shows that fundraising for Africa slowed significantly from $3.4bn in 2016 to $2.3bn in 2017, not much…

Anti-dilution protection

This article looks at protections that may be negotiated by minority investors to avoid or limit the damage of equity dilution. The number of investments in which private equity or venture capital funds have minority shareholdings is increasing. Early or mid-stage venture deals are long-standing examples of such deals, but the recent surge in the…

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