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State of the Market 2020 – Accessing the Private Capital Markets in Turbulent Times

State of the Market 2020 – Accessing the Private Capital Markets in Turbulent Times

We are facing unprecedented conditions in the private capital markets as result of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic—some of which are wholly unlike any other event in our lifetimes. As a result, founders and CEOs that are our core constituency must quickly adapt to the emerging economic reality. To assist them in their decision-making, we have prepared this guide for uncertain times.

State of the Market – Customer Experience & Engagement (2020)

State of the Market – Customer Experience & Engagement (2020)

The customer relationship paradigm continues to evolve rapidly as companies now focus on sustaining customer relationships by leveraging Customer Experience and Engagement technologies. The CX & CE Market Landscape is rich with innovation and consolidation. In this report, we highlight the key trends and companies shaping the market and review the M&A and investment activity.

State of the Market – EdTech (2020)

State of the Market – EdTech (2020)

EdTech continues to push the boundaries of education. Broader access to learning materials and ever-increasing data feedback continue to drive tailwinds in the EdTech landscape. Here, we explore a set of key themes driving funding and acquisition activity as well as identifying the players in this landscape.

Why Mission-Aligned Businesses Matter

Why Mission-Aligned Businesses Matter

MISSION: POSSIBLE Why Mission-Aligned Businesses Matter   Register for the Mission-Aligned Growth Summit Now Sometimes businesses are about more than business. Sometimes they strive for more than revenue and ROI. Sometimes businesses emphasize purpose as well as...

State of the Market – Digital Wellness (2019)

State of the Market – Digital Wellness (2019)

Technology continues to transform the landscape of Digital Wellness. Increased awareness on general wellness continues to drive tailwinds in the digital wellness landscape. Here, we explore a set of key themes driving funding and acquisition activity, along with new strategies being explored by leading players in this landscape.

State of the Market – E-Commerce Marketplaces (2019)

State of the Market – E-Commerce Marketplaces (2019)

E-commerce, and marketplace models in particular, are continuing to show momentum in a diverse range of verticals through an increasingly informed and demanding consumer base. We look at recent activity in this important growth segment, highlighting areas of strength, challenge, and transaction activity.

How AI is Shaping Customer Engagement

How AI is Shaping Customer Engagement

AI is becoming pervasive, particularly in the customer engagement space. To add critical AI expertise, many companies are turning to M&A to improve their products and services, augment their talent and increase their speed to market.

State of the Market – Digital News (2019)

State of the Market – Digital News (2019)

Amidst a robust macroeconomic environment, market activity in the digital news sector has been marked with increased regulatory and publisher uncertainty. Here, we explore a set of key themes driving funding and acquisition activity, along with new strategies being explored by leading players in this landscape.

Customer Experience Comes of Age

Customer Experience Comes of Age

Technologies that improve Customer Experience (CX) are driving the next wave in how businesses engage with their consumers and emerging market consolidation. Are you prepared?

Work Alchemy Podcast Episode

Work Alchemy Podcast Episode

Investment banker Gary Moon plays at the intersection of capitalism, consciousness, and social impact. As Managing Partner of a technology boutique firm, Nfluence Partners, Gary focuses on working with mission-aligned businesses, those who believe that for-profit business can be a force for good.

Purpose and Profit Podcast – Episode 1

Purpose and Profit Podcast – Episode 1

In the pilot episode, Gary Moon interviews Sunny Vanderbeck, managing partner at Satori Capital, about Sunny’s perspective on mission-aligned business and how his investment firm is embracing profit and purpose simultaneously.

Brewer Stone: China Tech Podcast

Brewer Stone: China Tech Podcast

How concerned should Americans be with Chinese investment in US tech companies? Guest speaker Brewer Stone, Partner at Nfluence Partners, points out Chinese investors are making different kinds of investments and assuming new levels of risk to achieve their objectives.

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