Private Equity Wire talks to Ted Persson, partner at EQT Ventures – which recently closed a USD18 million series-A round into Stockholm-based AI-focused online learning platform Sana Labs, about the fact that around 1.3 billion adults will face a ‘skills mismatch’ for the jobs needed in the future, how the online learning trend will pan out in the next few years, and the role of the private sector in driving this trend.
According to newly released research by equity management platform Capdesk, 77 per cent of startup founders are saying that the Covid crisis has made them more likely to offer employee equity in their company.
In this podcast, Private Equity Wire's editor Karin Wasteson speaks to Makram Azar (pictured) and Scott Freidheim, CEO and chairman respectively, of Golden Falcon, a SPAC focused on tech, media, telecoms and fintech companies primarily headquartered in Europe, and chairman, on why SPACs are growing in popularity, and some interesting trends they are seeing in this space.
The latest PEWire podcast features an interview with Stuart Veale, Chair of the VCTA and Vice Chair of the BVCA. Listen in to find out why he believes that strict EU state aid regulations are preventing VCTs from unlocking fresh capital to support UK growth businesses during the current economic climate, as well as his view on patient capital and how government-funded tax relief could potentially have the power to support the UK’s economic recovery.
This latest PEWire podcast features a conversation between Private Equity Wire editor Karin Wasteson and Mike Bego, founder and managing partner of US-based secondary private equity investment firm Kline Hill Partners.
Listen in to PEWire's podcast with Emily Pollock (pictured), alternatives director at Schroders, to find out how consumption patterns will change in the "new normal", as well as her view on the potential for “buy-and-build” strategies in Europe and why she believes European private equity is well positioned for some of the shifts in the current environment.
In part 2 of Episode 8, Nicholas d'Adhemar and Charlotte Henderson make predictions about the future of the legal profession. They share their thoughts on the long-term impact of the Covid-19 crisis on capital solutions, how the way in-house legal teams collaborate internally and externally will change over time, and what the biggest pressure felt by GSs in the next few years is going to be…
As anti-racism protests are spreading with force across the US and Europe, the business world has begun responding. Private Equity Wire sat down with Anand Prasanna, managing partner of Indian VC firm Iron Pillar, which recently partnered with Nitya Capital to invest in large outcome tech companies from India, to discuss if tech can have an effect on politics, the role of impact investing, and why VCs have been slower than the big private equity groups in adopting ESG policies…
In a recent white paper entitled Evolution in Asset Management, SEI pointed out that 70 per cent of US fund managers are currently looking to deploy advanced analytics in the front-office. The field of data science and machine learning-based data analysis is helping to transform how fund managers think about data to gain a competitive edge.