Crunchbase News suggests 2022 could be the year for “more nascent industries”

In a pre-holiday post, Crunchbase News wrote: “This year (2021) has set a record for start-up funding, with already-hot sectors like fintech, health tech and cybersecurity only getting hotter. But we’ve also seen start-ups in more nascent industries including nuclear fusion, alternative proteins and financing tools for the creator economy pull in big bucks. While these aren’t the biggest deals of this year, we think they nonetheless indicate that 2022 may be the year we see some of these technologies and industries take off. Here’s a closer look.”

Look in the next week or so for the annual “Investor Outlook” series from that features insights from a panel of angel and venture capitalists who invest in this region.

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