The pandemic may have accelerated consumers' shift online, but don't expect Americans to forgo theaters permanently for streaming or stop shopping at the grocery store. Concerts and conferences will eventually come back, but the post-pandemic future will likely be very different.
Those are some of the insights from Atom Tickets co-founder Matthew Bakal and Greycroft's Elaine Russell, who spoke in a dot.LA Summit panel moderated by KPMG audit partner Charity Manley on Wednesday. Atom Tickets is a digital movie ticketing service and Greycroft is a venture firm which focuses, in part, on retail.
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Greycroft is getting even bigger.
The Los Angeles and New York firm announced Tuesday it closed two new funds: Greycroft VI, a $310 million venture fund with an emphasis on early-stage investments, as well as Greycroft Growth III, a new growth-stage fund with more than $368 million in commitments.
As one of the earlier VC firms in Los Angeles and one of the few with a war chest large enough to write checks for later rounds of up to $50 million, Greycroft has boomed in the last 14 years. The firm has gone from raising $75 million to $2 billion in capital.
Mark Terbeek is a leading B2B investor and on the board of Scopely, Icertis and more. On this episode of L.A. Venture , he shares his current investment theses and explains how Greycroft operates as a seed-to-growth-stage venture fund.
What sets Greycroft apart, Terbeek says, is the fund's flexibility, and its focus on "sexy" B2B and enterprise companies.
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