IVCA Feature: 2021 VC & PE Trends … Female-Owned/Diverse Companies & Factors of the Pandemic

July 21, 2021

Coming out of 2020 and the pandemic circumstance, Venture Capital and Private Equity deals are continuing their hot streak. The IVCA is doing a series on specific trends of 2021 for VC and PE. The following is a deeper dive into VC commitment towards “female owned/diverse companies” and the “factors of the pandemic” for Private Equity investments.
WEForum.com, ‘How Female Founders and Investors are Shaking up Venture Capital’
Majority of venture capital investment goes to all-male teams, but investors are recognizing the opportunity of investing into gender diverse teams. Bold systemic change is needed to create an equitable playing field for female founders founders and the funds that invest in them.
READ HERE: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/05/close-gender-gap-venture-capital/ 
Forbes.com, ‘Female Investors Shine On 2021 Midas List Despite Difficult Year’
Within that backdrop, this year’s Midas List honors twelve women, up from 11 last year. We’re pleased to spotlight the leading female venture capitalists who have delivered outstanding returns through their investments in the most successful startups of the last decade.
READ HERE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/truebridge/2021/04/13/female-investors-shine-on-2021-midas-list-despite-difficult-year/?sh=5e3856494f51 
TechCrunch.com, ‘Taking Stock of the VC Industry’s Progress on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’
In 2016, we set out to develop a rigorous methodology for tracking progress on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in venture capital, and to measure and benchmark those data through our biennial VC Human Capital Survey.
READ HERE: https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/27/taking-stock-of-the-vc-industrys-progress-on-diversity-equity-and-inclusion/ 
ListenNotes.com, ‘Woman in Venture Capital’
Join us as we engage with women, from analysts to partners, establishing their presence in the Venture Capital industry and male counterparts lending a hand. Let's talk networking, recruiting, culture, trends, investment opportunities, female funding  …
LISTEN HERE (various topics): https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/women-in-venture-capital-rashveena-and-7hGF52vIt4A/
Forbes.com, ‘Investment Trends To Watch For In The Post-Covid-19 Economic Boom’
Like the broader economy, the investment landscape has recently seen a dramatic improvement after reaching a low point in mid-2020. Beyond the speed of this recovery, there are other factors that make it an unprecedented opportunity for investors to capitalize on several of the most important emerging economic trends from the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to the long-overdue focus on under-representation of minorities in boardrooms and startup incubators across the country.  
READ HERE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2021/06/17/investment-trends-to-watch-for-in-the-post-covid-19-economic-boom/?sh=2e6155c7579e 
InstitutionalInvestor.com, ‘How Private Equity Plans to Cash in on the Covid-19 Recovery’
Private equity is making a comeback from its pandemic lows — and firms have big plans to capitalize on the booming exit environment.
READ HERE: https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b1rwn9bvqbfyn6/How-Private-Equity-Plans-to-Cash-in-on-the-Covid-19-Recovery 
Forbes.com, ‘After The Pandemic: ESG Investing Trends For 2021 And Beyond
The global pandemic has disrupted just about every facet of our lives and exposed many shortcomings in our economic and social systems. By extension, the pandemic has also had a profound impact on ESG (Environmental, Social, Corporate Governance) investing, as there is now a heightened sense of awareness and urgency to combat climate change and social inequality. 
READ HERE (article also in on audio): https://www.forbes.com/sites/halseyschreier/2021/05/12/after-the-pandemic-esg-investing-trends-for-2021-and-beyond/?sh=2107484967b7 
InvestedMDm.co, Podcast: ‘The Pandemic and Private Equity’
Case Study … “Edward Golding discusses the MD Platinum Global Private Equity Pool – how it has performed, how the pandemic has impacted the asset class, and why its still a unique investment opportunity.”
LISTEN HERE (12 Minutes): https://invested.mdm.ca/md-blogs/the-pandemic-and-private-equity