In the spirit of the adage that government could learn a lot from businesses, here are some practices and concepts from the VC ecosystem that differ from those found in government, and which some government agencies might be able to embrace.
After years of operating with minimal government intervention, the U.S. private equity industry could face new regulatory scrutiny in 2021 and beyond.
The government has approved a plan to encourage institutional investors to invest in mature tech companies that have already raised tens of millions of shekels in funding.
When the federal government began extending trillions of dollars in aid to companies and investors battered by the pandemic, some of the country's biggest private equity firms have lobbied hard to shape the stimulus in their favor.
Institutional investors in Pennsylvania and Alaska are taking a dim view of hedge funds and other asset managers seeking to tap emergency U.S. government money designed for struggling small businesses.
Two week ago, the U.S. government rolled out a $350 billion small business loan program as part of a $2 trillion stimulus package aimed at keeping the economy afloat through the coronavirus. But the rollout was frustrating and messy, to say the least.
The introduction of new private equity laws in Spain in 2014 and the introduction of government tax measures benefiting private equity funds have given GPs clarity and a solid legal framework to operate in.
Back in 2012, the world's best-managed pension market was thrown a lifeline by the Danish government to help contain liabilities. Seven years later, with rates now well below zero, even Denmark's $440 billion pension system says the environment has become so punishing that it may be time for a change in European rules.
The U.S. government's top counterintelligence official has a stark warning for visitors to China: The Chinese government can spy on your smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Economic incentives offered by U.S. states to attract established companies grab headlines. The pursuit of Amazon by various cities and states, for example, captured the public interest and also created strong sentiments for and against such investment.