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Venture Bytes #91 - Air Mobility Startups Gaining Traction

Please see attached the latest edition of Venture Bytes, a monthly insight report from Manhattan Venture Research. The two lead articles: Air Mobility Startups Gaining Traction and Satellite Launch Market Heats Up, highlight the growing interest and investment opportunities in the respective markets. With their promise to usher in the age of air taxis, air mobility start-ups have received significant investor interest. Companies building electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft โ€“ which uses electric power to take off, hover, and land vertically โ€“ have been the most funded start-ups in 2022 within the aviation sector, accounting for one-third of all aviation start-up deals, per data from Lufthansa Aviation Hub, Pitchbook, and TNTM....

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Jan 17
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Venture Bytes #90 - Five Best Sector and Company Picks for 2023

Two Thousand and Twenty-two was characterized by the highest inflation in decades, a steep rate hike cycle, a war in Europe, a flurry of tech layoffs, and a historic IPO drought. Despite the messy macroeconomic backdrop, venture capital investments remained relatively resilient and continued to persevere through the headwinds. While the funding dropped from the 2021 level, it remained well above historic levels with VCs investing $195 billion in start-ups in the first three quarters, down 22% year/year but 58% more than the investments in the first nine months of 2020, per Pitchbook. And despite the market downturn, VC funds raised a record $151 billion to date, and now hold $300 billion in dry powder that needs to be.....

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Dec 20
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Venture Bytes #89 - Generative AI Finds its Day in the Sun

Businesses-to-business (B2B) payments sector in the US is nearly three-times larger than the B2C market, but well behind in its digital transformation. Only 7% of the $120 trillion B2B payment volume is conducted digitally today. Legacy systems, lack of data standards, fragmented approaches to accounts receivable and accounts payable, and limited interoperability underlie the current payments volumes. Accordingly, the space is ripe for disruption and innovation. Goldman Sachs estimates B2B payments to reach around $200 trillion by 2028, powered by innovative startups across the payments value chain, including, Checkouts, Processing Solutions, Corporate Spend Management, among others.

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Nov 16
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Venture Bytes #84โ€”Venture Capital Warming Up to Climate Tech

As investors warm up to climate tech, the sector is gaining momentum. Supported by the ongoing energy crisis, favorable legislation, international decarbonization push, a massive wave of technological innovations, and the subsequently surging VC interest, the climate tech space has evolved significantly. Decarbonization tech has expanded its scope to cover all sectors with a higher carbon footprint. According to a report from McKinsey, the next-generation climate technologies in areas such as carbon capture, hydrogen, power grid, agriculture, and electrification are expected to attract $1.5 trillion to $2 trillion per year by 2025. This augurs well for the sector, which is expected to become a major growth story in the coming decade.

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Jun 16
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