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October 01, 2020

Webinar | Frontier Tech: Opportunities for Family Offices


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The Shearman & Sterling Family Office Group held a webinar discussion with Lisa Rich, Founder and Managing Partner of Hemisphere Ventures, led by Mergers & Acquisitions partner, Sean Skiffington. The discussion focused on the increase in investment in frontier technology ventures and examined how frontier tech companies have demonstrated the ability to raise funds, generate unicorns and deliver returns to investors. We further discussed Hemisphere's due diligence approach in evaluating early stage companies in frontier technologies of space and biotechnology, risk management and how family offices can establish a successful network of founders, entrepreneurs and investors as a source for potential deal flow. 

Hemisphere Ventures invests in early stage frontier technology. Its exclusive portfolio companies are deep domain experts focused on achieving scale and identifying early revenue opportunities for groundbreaking advancements in synthetic biology, robotics, drones and space. Hemisphere Ventures has been named a top VC investor in space technology worldwide.

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Sean Skiffington


Mergers & Acquisitions

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