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PitchBook-NewYorkDespite a significant drop in volume, 2020 still saw the second-highest annual exit value for New York on record, thanks to a slew of multibillion-dollar sales and debuts.

In the inaugural installment of Bridge Bank's Markets to Watch series, the key top-level trends that defined PE dealmaking in New York last year - as well as the past decade - are examined in depth, including the massive exit tally. Additionally, the report contains analysis of the NY PE fundraising boom of the 2010s as the industry grew even further.

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Although volume dipped 10.5% year-over-year in 2020, the Austin VC ecosystem still secured a record $2.3 billion in aggregate value thanks in no small part to its resillient enterprise tech sector.

In this installment of Bridge Bank's Markets to Watch series, the key top-level trends that defined VC dealmaking in Austin last year are situated within the developments in fundraising activity and financing events that took shape over the past decade. Also, learn more about the analysis of Austin's banner year for exit value creation.

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Markets to Watch: Life SciencesIn Bridge Bank's latest Markets to Watch series, the surge in venture investment across life sciences in the key metro areas of the Bay Area, Boston and Southern California are analyzed in depth. Building on the steady technical advances of the 21st century so far, multiple segments of life sciences are now proffering significant breakthroughs, from the suddenly omnipresent mRNA-based therapies to CRISPR-derived tests. The space is thriving, in short, as the report finds.

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PitchBook-PacNWThe Pacific Northwest (PNW) represents one of the strongest emerging tech and VC ecosystems in the U.S., living up to that reputation in 2020, as startups across the region raised a record $5.4 billion in fresh funding.

This installment of Bridge Bank's Markets to Watch series unpacks the top trends that have defined a decade that witnessed VC investment value expand at a compound annual growth rate of 19% across the PNW. Additionally, the report contains analysis of the region's leading database software and cloudtech & DevOps segments.

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PitchBook-ChicagoChicago's emerging tech and VC ecosystem set new records for both startup funding and exit activity in 2020.Companies across the region raised a record $2.6 billion in fresh funding, while exits generated $2 billion in value.

This installment of Bridge Bank's Markets to Watch series unpacks the top trends that have defined a decade of considerable maturity for Chicago's VC ecosystem. Additionally, the report contains analysis of the momentum behind its sustained strength in 2021.

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PitchBook-BostonBoston's VC ecosystem is often grouped with Silicon Valley's, but the two could not be more different. Boston, home to world-class universities like Harvard and MIT, is fueled by life sciences. Since 2007, pharma and biotech startups have raised more capital than their software counterparts every year, sometimes by a 3-to-1 margin.

But Boston's tech scene is a juggernaut in its own right. In partnership with PitchBook Data, BridgeBank has released Markets to Watch: Boston, which also details the city's thriving tech scene. Boston's software startups are predominantly B2B-related, including hundreds of cybersecurity, network management and AI-powered software companies. In fact, Boston is already enjoying a record year for venture capital, having surpassed the old record by August 2021. Read the report to find out why.

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PitchBook-Washington-DCThe startup ecosystem in Washington, DC, is coming into its own. VC deal activity surged in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, more than doubling between 2009 and 2014. Investment has remained high ever since, growing into an array of financings ranging from education to media and finance.

In an ongoing partnership with PitchBook Data, BridgeBank has released Markets to Watch: Washington, DC. The numbers show an emphasis on defense and aerospace, as well as several success stories with distinct Washington personalities: software platforms for regulatory monitoring and policy management and tailored to nonprofits, economic agencies and media groups. Washington startups are now catering to a broad clientele base and can take advantage of their proximity to influence.

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PitchBook-DenverIn an ongoing partnership with PitchBook Data, BridgeBank has released Markets to Watch: Washington, DC. The numbers show an emphasis on defense and aerospace, as well as several success stories with distinct Washington personalities: software platforms for regulatory monitoring and policy management and tailored to nonprofits, economic agencies and media groups. Washington startups are now catering to a broad clientele base and can take advantage of their proximity to influence.

  • • How the gradual evolution of the Denver ecosystem over the past three decades has culminated in record growth.
  • • The growing role of outside investors.
  • • A promising upswing of fundraising in the past few years.

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PitchBook-AtlantaThe startup ecosystem in Atlanta has grown significantly over the past decade. VC activity is already in record territory this year, despite a lack of prominent VC firms in the city. Atlanta has developed a reputation for bootstrapped startups and cost-conscious business plans. The city's biggest success story, Mailchimp, never took a dollar of venture capital and was acquired this year for $12 billion. One of its newest unicorns, Calendly, got its start in a tech sharing space.

In an ongoing partnership with PitchBook Data, BridgeBank has released Markets to Watch: Atlanta. The city doesn't get the accolades that other ecosystems do, but the market is thriving nonetheless, attracting capital from blue-chip Silicon Valley firms and achieving impressive exits for many years.

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PitchBook-LosAngelesAt $20.6 billion in 2021 thus far, the LA venture ecosystem has never seen such a profusion of venture capital before. In the latest Bridge Bank report, the drivers of this surge in activity are examined in depth, alongside other highlights including:

  • • A spotlight on e-commerce.
  • • Financing metrics like valuations and deal sizes.
  • • Analysis of how the ecosystem is likely to develop in the future, given exits and fundraising momentum.

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