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Recurring Revenue Conference - POSTPONED to April 2021 - date to be confirmed

Chicago Venture Summit - POSTPONED to September 2021

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  • Silicon Valley’s share of total VC count in the U.S. will fall below 20% for the first time in history, while other cities around the country grab larger amounts of equity capital for their home-grown innovators, according to PitchBook.
  • The pandemic and the rise of remote work has fueled the trend as investors and entrepreneurs move to lower-cost…
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This time last year, Sifted compiled at least some pretty accurate predictions for 2020. Our columnist Nicolas Colin said it was going to be the year of remote working, which he was definitely right about (albeit it not exactly for the reasons he said). Philippe Collombel, general partner at Partech, said it was going to be the “year of economic crisis” which hit the nail on the…

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I’ve had the song “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” by country singer-songwriter Darrell Scott stuck in my head for weeks, and it seems fitting. Yes, there are still some very “hard times in the neighborhood,” but we’re also closing out 2020 with a very bright light at the end of the tunnel.

Speaking with venture investors and entrepreneurs, the outlook the reporters at Crunchbase News and I have heard for 2021 is also…

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Cybersecurity To Remain Hot In The New Year

Despite a pandemic that raged around the globe for the better part of the year, the cybersecurity market retained investor interest in 2020 and many in the sector expect next year to be no different.

“Security is a red hot sector with more and more money pouring into it,” said Andrew Atherton, managing director at …

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Every year tens of thousands of entrepreneurs pitch investors with their tech startup ideas. We at Sifted asked ourselves: could a robot do any better?

So for a bit of fun we asked GPT-3, OpenAI’s powerful new language generator, to pitch us some ideas for transformative new tech companies in the fields of fintech, data, digital health and software.

Note: these pitches were not…

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Feature photo of  Jannick Malling and Leif Abraham courtesy of Public.com

Public.com brought in its second round of capital infusion in 2020, this time $65 million in Series C funding.

The New York-based social investing network company enables users to buy any stock with any amount of money, and around that, can participate in social communities, …

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Spot the robot dog   Boston Dynamics

 

Sources say SoftBank is selling its robotics company  Hyundai Motor Co. (Hyundai Motor) has agreed to acquire the robotics company from SoftBank Group for…

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Illustration: Dom Guzman - Crunchbase

With Airbnb’s initial public offering expected tomorrow and the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine being distributed in the United Kingdom, investment in startups in the travel and hospitality space is expected to pick back up in 2021, according to investors.

“I think the No. 1 question we get right now is ‘Are…

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