• Venture capital had a record-breaking 2020: $150 billion in deals, all-time highs for fundraising and results

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Despite cancelled flights, closed offices, a spring full of mass layoffs, rolling lockdowns, and the heartbreaking death toll from COVID-19, VCs still managed to break records in 2020.
    For the first time ever, the venture capital industry invested over $150 billion in a year, according to a report by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association .
    In a year of uncertainty, investors wanted sure bets and leaned on existing companies in their portfolios. A whopping $100 billion was invested in late-stage companies, making it the third year in a row that...
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  • 2020 was one of the warmest years in history and indicates mounting risks of climate change

    2020 was one of the warmest years in history and indicates mounting risks of climate change

    3 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    It's official. 2020 was one of the warmest years on record either edging out or coming in just behind 2016 for the warmest year in recorded history according to data from US government agencies.
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration had the year just tied with 2016, while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration put the figure just behind 2016's totals.
    No matter the ranking, the big picture for the climate isn't pretty according to scientists from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and the Washington, DC-based NOAA.
    “The last seven years have...
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  • 2020 Ties For Hottest Year On Record Or Was A Close Second, Studies Find

    2020 Ties For Hottest Year On Record Or Was A Close Second, Studies Find

    3 days ago - By Forbes

    Research groups disagree on how the heat in 2020 measured up to other record-breaking years.
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