[Upcoming webinar]Top trends for emerging technologies in 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic affected each segment of the emerging tech VC ecosystem in a unique way. Among the ripple effects was a shift to remote work, which analysts believe will be a long-term megatrend that is likely to result in significant exit opportunities in 2021.
In this webinar, PitchBook analysts will outline the trends they believe will shape the emerging tech VC ecosystem in 2021. Leveraging market data and industry expertise, they’ll give specialized insights into the following areas of PitchBook’s Emerging Tech Research:
Artificial intelligence & machine learning
Recent IPOs of AI-powered companies have attracted high interest from public market investors, demonstrating that enterprise AI has become a standalone investment category.
Which AI use cases achieved the highest traction in 2020?
How will the AI market size trend over the next three years?
2020 was marked by a wave of investment activity in mobility companies, as sectors such as electric vehicles, autonomous driving and urban air mobility saw increased adoption.
Are these trends likely to continue?
How might the rise of EV/Mobility SPACs shape VC?
The COVID-19 pandemic led to significant food waste and exposed vulnerabilities in the global food supply chain.
• Where do investors see opportunities for disruption?
• How does the rest of 2021 look for AgTech?
Head of Emerging Technology Research at Pitchbook
Paul Condra serves as the head of emerging technology research at PitchBook, where he oversees a team of emerging technology analysts covering the AI and ML, digital commerce, fintech, foodtech, healthtech, information security, IoT, mobility, supply chain tech and wellness tech verticals, among others. Condra also serves as PitchBook’s lead cloudtech analyst.
Condra has nearly 11 years of equity research experience. Prior to joining PitchBook, Condra served as vice president and head of payments and fintech research at Credit Suisse. Prior to that, he covered payments and fintech companies at BMO Capital Markets. Condra has frequently been cited in top tier media outlets including Bloomberg, CNBC and Reuters.
Condra holds an MBA from Baruch/Zicklin school of business and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. He’s based in PitchBook’s Seattle office.
Brendan Burke is a Senior Emerging Technology Analyst at PitchBook, where he contributes to the firm’s emerging technology research covering the AI, information security and IoT verticals. Prior to joining PitchBook, Burke was the head of research at Astrion Capital, a boutique investment bank. His research has been cited in top tier media outlets including the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.
Asad Hussain is a Senior Emerging Technology Analyst at PitchBook, where he contributes to the firm’s emerging technology research covering the mobility tech and supply chain tech verticals. Hussain leads PitchBook’s mobility and transportation tech coverage, which includes sectors such as autonomous driving, ridesharing, carsharing, micromobility, fleet, last-mile delivery and fleet management, among others. His expertise has been regularly featured in top tier media outlets including CNBC, CNN Business, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune and Reuters. Hussain has also appeared on Bloomberg TV’s ”Balance of Power” and ”Bloomberg Technology” segments to discuss emerging trends in ridesharing, autonomous vehicles, and food delivery.
Senior Emerging Technology Analyst, PitchBook
Alex Frederick is a Senior Emerging Technology Analyst at PitchBook, where he contributes to the firm’s emerging technology research covering the foodtech and agtech verticals. He authors quarterly deep dives into these verticals and also produces thematic analyst notes. Prior to PitchBook, Frederick worked as a venture associate at Impact Engine, an impact investing firm focused on tech-enabled businesses in healthcare, education, economic empowerment, and resource efficiency. His expertise is frequently cited in top tier publications such as Business Insider, Bloomberg and CNBC.