IVCA Feature: TEN 2020 Predictions for Venture Capital and Private Equity, As Reported by the Financial Press

IVCA Feature: TEN 2020 Predictions for Venture Capital and Private Equity, As Reported by the Financial Press

January 8, 2020

Happy 2020, a New Year and a New Decade … may it be prosperous. The economy keeps growing, and the atmosphere for the Venture Capital and Private Equity industries continue toward upward evolution, both in the potential for new innovation and growth in current enterprises. But what will 2020 Indicate, and how will it affect the VC/PE world? The predictors and prognosticators in the financial media have been busy at the end of 2019, and they have weighed in on what might happen in this year of perfect vision, 2020. Here are TEN articles for consideration.
 
 
Forbes.com, ‘What Venture Capitalists See For 2020
 
This year should still be quite robust—with over $100 billion in investments across more than 10,000 deals, according to estimates from PitchBook. So then what can we expect for 2020? Will things tighten up? And what are some of the attractive categories that VCs will target?
 
READ MORE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomtaulli/2019/12/06/what-venture-capitalists-vcs-see-for-2020/#7a556604196a

GeekWire.com, ‘Investor predictions for 2020: Venture capitalists on what to watch for and how startups should prepare
 
GeekWire.com goes to the Seattle tech ecosystem and polls VCs there. “How will politics affect the tech industry? What will Amazon’s stock price be on Dec. 31, 2020? And what advice should startups follow as they build the next great company?”
 
READ MORE: https://www.geekwire.com/2020/investor-predictions-2020-venture-capitalists-watch-startups-prepare/ 
 
Observer.com, ‘Will Tech Unicorns Finally Shed Their Sparkle in 2020? What Experts Think’
 
Despite the reported ‘jitters created’ among the investment community – with some firms even implementing a ‘no Unicorn policy’ in 2020 – it appears most investors aren’t ready to give up on their piece of the spiraling horn altogether. Albeit, they’re treading lightly when it comes to putting all of their eggs in the unicorn basket …
READ MORE: https://observer.com/2020/01/tech-unicorns-2020-outlook-expert-predictions/ 
 
Bloomberg.com, ‘Private Equity Is Starting 2020 With More Cash Than Ever Before
 
Private equity firms are ready to pounce in 2020, armed with a record level of cash … almost $1.5 trillion in unspent capital, the highest year-end total on record, according to data compiled by Preqin. While last year saw roughly $450 billion worth of private equity deals, M&A activity this year could be on a scale not seen since the financial crisis.
 
READ MORE: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-02/private-equity-is-starting-2020-with-more-cash-than-ever-before 
 
Finance.Yahoo.com ‘Private Equity 2020: Allocators Show Mixed Outlook
 
Over the course of the post-Great Recession economic expansion, private equity has enjoyed an explosion in both popularity and importance as an asset class. However …  limited partners have shown increasing levels of concerns over their private equity investments and the ability of their general partners to deliver their promised returns.
READ MORE: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/private-equity-2020-allocators-show-155012611.html 
 
Feedspot.com, ‘Top 10 Venture Capital Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020
 
Like to listen? … here are 10 VC ‘casts for the new year …
LISTEN HERE: https://blog.feedspot.com/venture_capital_podcasts/ 
 
DealRoom.com, ‘10 Best Private Equity Podcasts
 
And here are the recommendations on the PE side …
LISTEN HERE: https://dealroom.net/blog/top-10-best-private-equity-podcasts 
 
 
AspenInstitute.com ‘2020: Predictions for Business & Society
 
The year 2020 is many things: the first of a new decade, a presidential election in the United States with global implications, and perhaps, a year of newfound economic uncertainty. Just how much will change – and how much will continue? And, what does all this mean for navigating day-to-day life in business? Leaders in business and academia offer these predictions …
READ MORE: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/2020-predictions-for-business-society/ 
 
FinancesOnline.com, ‘12 Workplace Trends for 2020: New Predictions & What Lies Beyond?
 
The modern workplace is constantly evolving. With it, the way we hire and retain top talent is facing a slew of era-defining changes. Besides, the work environment is under siege by economic changes, technological developments, automation, and globalization. To keep up with these changes, business leaders must rise to the occasion and show a deep understanding of the latest workplace trends.
READ MORE: https://financesonline.com/workplace-trends/ 
 
HelpNetSecurity.com, ‘Five cyber risks that will define 2020
 
For those charged with protecting company data, today’s expansive threat landscape can feel overwhelming, leading to increased levels of exhaustion and burnout. However, not all threats are equally prescient, as some are more likely and ominous than others.
READ MORE: https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/01/06/cyber-risks-2020/