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The best of private equity and venture capital in 2020

Posted by on 14 December 2020
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2020 has been a year like no other. The start of the decade brought unique challenges that had never been seen before and had really put the industry’s resilience and nimbleness to the test.

However, it’s not all doom and gloom. The pandemic had also brought some positive changes as the world tried to overcome the challenges – from the accelerated shift to digital and digitally enabled products/services, to the hastened development of essential services, notably in healthcare, technology, and digital infrastructure.

Furthermore, we’ve seen more attention on ESG and sustainable investments this year than ever before. Not only has it moved onto the main stage of discussions; all parts of E, S, and G are front of mind for investors. It’s not just philanthropy either – we’re talking about good investments with strong returns and positive impact.

As time comes for us to wrap up the year, let’s look back at the ten most popular articles published in 2020 on the SuperReturn Content Hub. If you’ve not read these yet, now’s the chance to catch up!

#10 The Digital Shift: the importance for the investment industry to embrace the digital world

While a face-to-face meeting can never be replaced by an online video call, it is imperative that we all embrace the move to the digital world. Grace Reyes, CEO at The Investment Diversity Exchange (TIDE) and speaker at SuperInvestor 2020, shares her tips to making digital work for the private capital industry.

#9 Virtual event 101: how to make real connections in the digital world

As we enter the era of digital calls and virtual conferencing, how do you stay connected with your peers in the industry? Read on to find out how best to make connections, exchange knowledge, and build relationships in an online setting.

#8 eMagazine: Adapting to the new virtual era in private capital

How have industry experts been handling the impact of the pandemic, and how can you elevate yourself in online conferences and meetings? In this SuperReturn eMagazine, we shared our mid-year updates from senior industry experts with a heavy focus on COVID-19 and best practices in the new normal of online conferencing.

#7 What's on investors' minds as we head into 2021?

Putting on an investor's lens, we spoke to thought leaders in the industry about the trends, innovations and investment opportunities they've seen in 2020, and looked at what might be ahead as we move into 2021. Featuring: Michel Galeazzi - Evoco AG, Grace Reyes - The Investment Diversity Exchange (TIDE), Jean Schmitt - Jolt Capital, Megan Starr - The Carlyle Group.

#6 Webinar: What are secondaries buyers looking for during Covid-19?

Watch this SuperReturn Webinar to get into the minds of veteran buyers in the private equity secondary market and find out what’s changed in their decision-making processes during these unprecedented times.

#5 Rising stars of venture capital - what's the secret? An interview with Judith Dada

The road to the top isn't always a smooth or easy one but is certainly one most aspire to reach. We spoke to Judith Dada, Partner at La Famiglia, where she shared with us her journey to becoming a rising star in VC, and why it is important to expose yourself to "0 or 1 opportunities" in life.

#4 Rethinking investor relationships: the LP view

How could we close the gaps in thinking between GPs and LPs, and what should both parties be bringing to the table in order to build that partnership? Andrea Ash, Investment Director at RPMI Railpen, shares her thoughts.

#3 Expert interviews: what should investors look out for in the North American market post-COVID?

How has the North American market changed with COVID-19? We spoke to thought leaders at SuperReturn North America Virtual to find out more. Featuring: Lauren Goodwin - New York Life Investments, Matthew Harvey - PGIM Private Capital, Pam Hendrickson - The Riverside Company, Rudina Seseri - Glasswing Ventures, and Mark Sotir - Equity Group Investments.

#2 eMagazine: Are PE and VC investors weathering the storm?

SuperReturn's five virtual events in September brought together the private equity and venture capital industry from across the globe, sharing insights on how the industry has fared so far under the pandemic, as well as enabling the industry players to meet and network with peers online. Featuring content from SuperReturn North America Virtual, SuperReturn Asia Virtual, SuperReturn CFO/COO, SuperReturn Private Credit Europe, and SuperReturn Global Infrastructure.

#1 Expert interviews: trends, prospectives and challenges in the Asian market

The Asia Pacific region has one of the most diverse-ranging and fast-changing markets today - but are you up to date with the trends and knowledge required to invest in the region? Featuring: Dr Kai-Fu Lee - Sinovation Ventures, Judith Li - Lilly Asia Ventures, and Helen Wong - Qiming Venture Partners.


What can we expect for 2021? Let us know your thoughts.

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