PitchBook: Facing crisis, venture capitalists follow a new script

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By Priyamvada Mathur, James Thorne
June 2, 2020

To be a venture capitalist is to be a perennial optimist. Optimistic that the best is yet to come. That no problem is too big for brilliant entrepreneurs. That technological innovation will make the world a better place.

But as the US economy slowly begins reopening, it is clear that the pandemic is testing the resolve of optimists across the industry. It has prompted many VCs to flip the script and rethink their strategy, or at least their top priorities.

Read the full story, including insights from Heartland Ventures Managing Director Max Brickman here.