Predictions for 2022
Sectors - Future of Work, EdTech and HealthTech to rise to continue. Robotics, Automation and Supply Chain to really accelerate.
Terms - a lot of capital around - reportedly $100bn fundraising in US this year. Expect to see more US investors involved in UK Series A and beyond, so bigger raises and higher valuations. 1x non-participating liquidation preferences to continue to be the major form of equity investment.
Diversity - well known lack of diversity particularly among VCs. Good progress made in 2021, expect this to be at the top of the VC talent agenda again in 2022.
Starship delivery robots stuck in snow
Amazon warehouse robots
PwC Ventures VC Term Sheet - Market Report 2021
Facebook pivot to Meta to reinvent/clone Second Life from Lindon Lab and Minecraft from Microsoft .
Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine, by Antonio Garcia Martinez
Non-fungible tokens (NFT)
High fees with crypo currencies
The Lightning Network