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Retail Therapy: The Promise of Technology in Retail

Advancement in digital technology has led to the emergence of an all-new consumer who is more informed and connected. Not only does this new consumer have multiple paths to making a purchase, she or he also has higher expectations in terms of quality, service and end-to-end experience. This fundamental shift in consumer behavior has uprooted the old guard of retail as many incumbents are saddled by outdated value propositions and infrastructure.

The Future of Data-Driven Venture Firms

The venture capital industry has been undergoing innovation and change in recent years. There have been many gradual iterations and transformations of the venture model over time that have impacted how firms operate. More recently, the trends of big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, technology that venture firms have help catalyze advancement in, have converged on venture investing itself. With more data than ever on startups and entrepreneurs, sophisticated models can be built and applied to venture investments processes.

Disruptive Transformation in US Healthcare - A VC Perspective

The pace of innovation in healthcare has accelerated in the last decade due to demographic changes and significant unmet needs in major disease areas like cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. On the supply side, evolving technology and industry dynamics have driven cutting edge research and investments in diverse areas like gene therapy, early detection/diagnostics, personalized medicine and telemedicine, to better meet the demand for cost efficient and accessible healthcare.

2017 Market Review of Woman and Minority-Owned Private Equity Firms

The universe of woman and minority-owned private equity firms grew and evolved significantly in 2017. The number of woman and minority-owned private equity firms rose to 240 at year-end, up from approximately 185 at the end of 2016. The increase represented the largest ever in a one-year period since Fairview began tracking data on diverse firms. The universe has more than doubled over the past three years.