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September 29, 2021 | Tom Ballard

RTP investors report unexpected changes as a result of COVID-19

How did the COVID-19 pandemic impact investing? We have the answer for the tech-rich Research Triangle region of North Carolina.

At the recent “Startup Summit,” a panel of four Triangle-area investors discussed their perspectives on how investors changed their behavior after the onset of the global crisis, and it was not necessarily in expected ways.

In this article from WRAL TechWire, several similar but also different trends emerged. Some made deals entirely via Zoom, others shunned any opportunities if they had not met the key start-up personnel in-person. Deal sizes were generally lower, and the level of collaboration and syndication is higher.