The coronavirus pandemic has actually pressed entrepreneurs and financiers into unidentified territory.

Google’s GV just led a$10 million investment in Universe,

a low-friction site home builder that’s venturing into the world of commerce. The investment remained in the works before COVID-19 struck America in force, however things were completed for the Brooklyn startup in late March. I talked with M.G. Siegler, the general partner at GV (and previous TechCrunch writer) who led the offer, about how the crisis was affecting his

investment work and how he was balancing portfolio work with sourcing brand-new offers.

This interview has actually edited for length and clearness. TechCrunch: This offer sounds like it was in the works prior to pandemic issues actually hit America, however when you saw this situation arise, did it

alter your considering this offer at all? M.G. Siegler: The truth is we’re still going to be continuing to look for interesting opportunities to purchase. History has actually revealed that even during terrific monetary turmoil, lots of business are still being developed, although it’s certainly not easy for anybody, given that we’re all stuck inside and trying to make things work. I think Universe is in an interesting area; they have a tool that can potentially assist some of these having a hard time businesses move online quicker and develop commerce opportunities that they actually require to think about provided the present realities.

There’s no thought that we shouldn’t do something simply since of the existing macro environment if we’re truly enthusiastic about it to begin with. Certainly, there’s differing degrees of that for different sectors, but I do think that Universe had actually remained in a terrific position prior to this situation, and it seems like they have various chances now.

Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.