What are the DeepTech investment trends in 2021?

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Dr Riam Kanso, founder and CEO of Conception X, the UK’s leading PhD tech venture programme, on the investment trends emerging in DeepTech.

Watch time: 5 mins

  • BioTech and ClimateTech investment is set to surge
  • 2020 saw investors pile $17 billion into 1,000 CleanTech firms
  • It takes 8+ years to get a return on VC investment.

BioTech and ClimateTech are two emerging DeepTech investment trends that will show strength for the rest of the decade, says Dr Riam Kanso, Founder and CEO of Conception X. “We’re going to look back at this era as the moment where biology became software,” she explains, comparing it to the impact cloud computing had on business. Kanso adds that ClimateTech startup investment exceeded $17 billion globally last year and that interest will only increase.

In this video interview, Kanso also explains the fundamentals of DeepTech, how Conception X helps inexperienced PhD students get their ideas to market and wraps up with some practical advice for DeepTech startups looking to win investment.





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