Investor Surveys

3 adtech and martech VCs see major opportunities in privacy and compliance

There seems to be plenty of activity in adtech and martech, particularly across the commerce ecosystem with tools that support monetization for small merchants.

5 creator economy VCs see startup opportunities in monetization, discovery and much more

Everyone knows YouTubers and other creators are popular with internet users of all ages. But today, these influencers also have real businesses powered by a range of software tools and service provide

Edtech valuations aren’t skyrocketing, but investors see more exit opportunities

Despite the pandemic, investors don't seem to value remote learning as much as they do tech sectors like e-commerce and fintech.

13 investors say lifelong learning is taking edtech mainstream

The venture potential of a startup that caters to individual students — instead of a slow-moving, small-pocketed institution — has a bullish aura that attracts investors. Add in a pandemic that fo

10 VCs say interactivity, regulation and independent creators will reshape digital media in 2021

The digital media industry will give us plenty to talk about this year.

8 VCs agree: Behavioral support and remote visits make digital health a strong bet for 2021

We asked some of our favorite health tech VCs from The TechCrunch List where we are headed in the next year, what they're most excited about and where they might be investing.

6 investors on 2021’s mobile gaming trends and opportunities

I asked a group of VCs about their approach to mobile content investing and whether new platforms were changing perspectives about mobile-first and desktop-first experiences.

5 consumer hardware VCs share their 2021 investment strategies

"Tesla is arguably the most interesting connected consumer hardware company since Apple exploded in scale with the success of the iPhone."

These 5 VCs have high hopes for cannabis in 2021

"2021 could be nothing short of amazing for our industry."

VCs discuss gaming’s biggest infrastructure investment opportunities in 2021

We last polled our network of investors on the topic of gaming infrastructure startups back in May just as it was becoming clear what pandemic opportunities were in store for gaming startups. Accel&#8

8 investors discuss social gaming’s biggest opportunities

"The next social network needs to be a place to hang also when you don’t come for a game session."

5 top investors in Dutch startups discuss trends, hopes and 2020 opportunities

The Netherlands’ ecosystem has been flourishing; more than $85 million was invested in regional startups in 2019 alone. The nation’s proximity to the U.K., Belgium, France and Germany makes Am

Surging homegrown talent and VC spark Italy’s tech renaissance

As Italy reinstates many COVID-19 restrictions, the country’s tech ecosystem is watching and waiting to see what the wider effects of the emergency will be. Italy’s ecosystem for tech vent

5 VCs discuss the future of SaaS and software after Pfizer’s vaccine breakthrough

Monday’s news that a COVID-19 vaccine candidate looks to be incredibly effective gave investors reasons to believe in a better future. Perhaps COVID-19 won’t be with us for years, investor

10 Zurich-area investors on Switzerland’s 2020 startup outlook

European entrepreneurs who want to launch startups could do worse than Switzerland. In a report analyzing Europe’s general economic health, cost of doing business, business environment and labor

7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020

For all of the investors preaching that augmented reality technology will likely be the successor to the modern smartphone, today, most venture capitalists are still quite wary to back AR plays. The r

As investors and founders mature, Vienna emerges as a European startup hub

According to Austrian Startup Monitor, entrepreneurs have founded more than 2,200 startups in Austria since 2008, with the number of tech companies growing 12% per year since then, significantly faste

Investors, founders report hot market for API startups

Startups that deliver their service via an API are having a moment. Or perhaps a year. Speaking with founders and investors this year, it has become clear that the API model of delivering a product is

Helsinki rides the Slush wave toward a booming startup future

In September 2020, Helsinki’s City Council approved plans for an expansion of the existing “Maria 01 Campus,” a former downtown hospital complex. Even before it starts spreading its

Spain’s startup ecosystem: 9 investors on remote work, green shoots and 2020 trends

As reported in the first half of our Spain-focused VC survey, the nation’s startup ecosystem continues to grow and is keeping pace with ecosystems in more developed European countries such as U
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