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2021 Bridge Bank Life Sciences Markets to Watch

Bridge Bank’s Life Sciences Group is a team of experienced bankers with a national footprint. We work with biotechnology, medical devices, pharma and diagnostics/tools in all stages of development. We can find a specialized solution for you putting your mind at ease, so you can focus on what’s important — managing your business and achieving your goals.
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Q1 2021 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor

Mega-deals dive further into the mainstream. 167 VC deals at or over $100 million closed in the quarter representing $41.7 billion in capital investment, which puts 2021 on track to easily set a new annual record for mega-deals on both a count and value basis. This also means that 13.5% of the recorded late-stage VC deals in Q1 fall under this category, demonstrating how these transactions—considered to be anomalies only a few years ago—have become commonplace
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Q2 2021 PitchBook Analyst Note Crossing Over Into Venture

Participation from crossover investors in US VC deals has exploded in the past decade. As companies wait longer to go public, investment firms traditionally focused on public markets are increasingly crossing over to the private markets to prevent losing out by waiting for an IPO. Nearly $60 billion of capital allocated in 2020 included crossover investor participation, which accounts for for an outsized 36.0% of total VC deal value.
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PitchBook Q2 2021 Analyst Note A.I. Opportunities in Foodtech

In recent years, food system data capture points have dramatically expanded. This expansion includes consumer preference data captured through e-commerce, digitized food ingredients and nutritional information, and consumer and industrial equipment that can harvest vast quantities of production and distribution data. And it is not just the quantity of data that has grown but also its ability to be gathered and processed in near real time.
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Overview by Ryan Vaswani, Emerging Technology Analyst, PitchBook Data

In this brief introductory overview, Ryan will walk you through a high-level market map of space tech vertical, provide private capital statistics on the key segments, and share key tailwinds that are driving this sector forward!

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