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Quantitative Perspectives: US Venture Capital During Economic Uncertainty

Q3 2020

Quantitative Perspectives: US Venture Capital During Economic Uncertainty

July 6, 2020

Quantitative Perspectives: US Venture Capital During Economic Uncertainty
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The conventional wisdom in VC holds that in periods of economic downturn or distress, the standout companies that define the next decade are founded. But is this really true for the venture landscape at large? The latest installment in our Quantitative Perspectives series seeks to provide a data-driven retrospective to help inform analysis of and discussion around this topic, examining the US venture landscape during the most recent recession of 2008-2009. In addition, this quantitative retrospective also provides a forward-looking assessment of what is likely to occur next for the industry on the whole in the coming months.