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Start-ups in the Midwest are optimistic regardless of the fact that a reasonable number of business in the region are experiencing economic effects stemming from COVID-19, just recently gathered information programs.

The international pandemic has actually shaken the U.S. economy, but it hasn’t affected each location in the same way. States have actually seen differing levels of infection, rates of action, qualities of medical infrastructure and so on. What occurs to Silicon Valley start-ups in the COVID-19 era, therefore, might not be precisely the like what happens to Boston’s or Utah’s start-up environments ( more on Boston here, Utah here). A report out this month from Sandalphon Capital that goes into the response, belief and reality

of the Midwest’s start-up scene paints a fascinating image. While information gathered from 197 startup CEOs from the area includes worrisome actions concerning fundraising and money runways, it likewise reflects more optimism and green shoots than we anticipated.

Today, let’s study a couple of crucial data points from the Chicago-based, early phase equity capital firm’s survey to much better understand one of America’s most interesting, if least-covered, startup scenes.

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The complete study– you can discover Sandalphon’s summation and the link here— contains a wealth of information, however today we’re concentrating on three things:

  • COVID-19’s direct effects
  • runway and fundraising scenarios
  • CEO optimism


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.