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    Funding Announcement
    Volition Capital Raises $600 Million for Pair of Funds
    Wall Street Journal: Growth-Equity Firm Volition Raises $600 Million for Pair of Funds Growth-equity strategies, considered less risky than venture capital, are attracting more investors. By: Yuliya Chernova Read full post here Volition Capital has raised $600 million for its latest pair of growth-equity funds, continuing an investment strategy that has attracted greater interest from … Continued
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    Company Updates
    WIRED: Don’t Brush Off Mouth Tech As a Passing Fad
    Read the full article here Is “Mouth Tech” a Passing Fad? We Think Not! BURST Oral care was recently featured in WIRED as part of a larger article about the trend toward more technical consumer dental products. In her article, Lauren Goode notes, “Mouth tech, particularly in developed markets like the US and Europe, is … Continued
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    Perspectives
    NRF 2020: How Data and Tech Will Drive the Future of Retail
    by Zac Goldman, Analyst at Volition Capital Earlier this week, I joined thousands of others at NRF 2020: the world’s largest retail conference and expo. Anyone that has attended a massive conference knows how easy it is to get overwhelmed by a tsunami of information and flashy tech — and NRF is no exception. However, … Continued
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    Perspectives
    ICR 2020: Profitability, Efficiency (and Cannabis) in the Spotlight
    by Susie Harbour, VP at Volition Capital January’s ICR 2020 conference sustained its reputation as one of the largest investment conferences that focuses exclusively on consumer companies. The conference is unique in that it’s attended by the entire spectrum of key players: private and public institutional investors, industry participants, and observers, and sell-side bankers and … Continued
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    Perspectives
    CES 2020 & The Future of IoT
    By Austin Goltz, Analyst at Volition Capital CES 2020  Last week, a projected 4,400 exhibiting companies and 175,000 professionals participated in the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Sprawled out over 2.9 million square feet, (1) the show practically leaked into the desert surrounding Las Vegas. Two members of the Volition Capital team attended the conference, … Continued
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    Perspectives
    Movement of Physical Things: Tracing a Technological Transformation
    by Jim Ferry, VP at Volition Capital The Internet has and will continue to change how all physical things are being moved. This is true across almost every category. In ride-hailing, we’ve seen the growing dominance of Uber and Lyft. DoorDash and Grubhub have likewise fundamentally changed food delivery. Even in waste management, disruptors such … Continued
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    Perspectives
    Revenue Cycle Management Technology: Making Healthcare Efficient
    by Zac Goldman, Analyst at Volition Capital What is Revenue Cycle Management? Simply put, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) relates to everything that has to do with making money in healthcare. More granularly, RCM is the process that healthcare facilities use to track important financial and patient data – from appointment scheduling to billing. Crucial to … Continued
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    Perspectives
    Who Are Volition Analysts, What Do They Do, and Why They Are an Asset to You
    Who are the Volition analysts? Why are they contacting me? By MK Marino, Associate at Volition Capital If you’re reading this article, you’re probably already familiar with VC and growth equity analysts and their “pitches” (which might start to sound the same, even if there’s an occasional creative angle). Successful entrepreneurs receive many pitch calls … Continued
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    Perspectives
    Boston Tech 2020: Preparing For Opportunities and Change
    Read the full article by Sean Cantwell in Bostinno They say success breeds success. I agree, and Boston’s tech scene captures this notion perfectly. Locally-born businesses like HubSpot, Demandware, Trip Advisor, and Wayfair have energized the community and paved the way for others. At Volition Capital, we’ve evaluated and invested in several growth-stage consumer internet … Continued
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    Founder Stories
    Harvard Business Review: The Founder of Chewy.com on Finding the Financing to Achieve Scale
    by Ryan Cohen Read or listen to the full article on HBR Most people assume that the high point of my professional career came on April 18, 2017, when the owners of PetSmart paid $3.35 billion for Chewy.com, the pet retailer I had cofounded six years earlier. No doubt, that day was incredible. It represented … Continued
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    Perspectives
    Digital Healthcare: The Transition to Digital Healthcare is Just Getting Started
    by Claude de Jocas, Sr. Associate at Volition Capital Not long ago, experts predicted that delivery of healthcare services via the internet would be limited to a narrow band of low-priority activities. Yet, recent years have seen a number of successful, specialized digital models emerge – replacing traditional delivery methods, reducing costs and delivering significant … Continued
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