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Will COVID-19 Slow VC Investment? Our Initial Survey Results

Since we are all wondering how COVID-19 will affect venture capital investment, I surveyed some of my Fund81 VC forum members to take quick pulse on their investment plans. Below is the data from the first 34 respondents.

Through my anecdotal conversations, I'm finding that VC sentiments are evolving rapidly as more information about the effects of coronavirus becomes available. I'll be publishing updates as time passes and more VCs complete the survey.

If you are a VC, please COMPLETE THIS SURVEY to help our startup community.



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