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Enlisted Late, Online Lenders Still Must Wait to Help Speed Up Stimulus

WASHINGTON — When the federal government opened its $349 billion small-business lending program last Friday, start-ups that specialize in giving such loans were eager to accept applications and send money to the restaurants, gyms and hair salons hit hard by the coronavirus shutdown.Yet these online lenders were locked out of the …

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VC Firm Sequoia’s Nuanced Message: A ‘Black Swan’ In 2020 Versus ‘RIP Good Times’ In 2008





In a March 5th post titled Coronavirus: The Black Swan of 2020, Sequoia Capital confirmed it is already seeing a drop in business activity, disruption of the supply chain and travel curtailment.
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The firm’s guidance to  startups is to assess their runway (as future financing …

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Evergreen Funds Equipped To Weather Market Cycles





In today’s market, there are many types of investment vehicles. Some examples include traditional venture capital firms, private equity firms and corporate venture funds. We’re also seeing more firms that provide loans or debt–some for equity and some instead of taking equity.
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