Public equity and venture-capital-oriented stock are for different kinds of investors. Public equity is liquid and heavily regulated. Venture capital (VC) is often less liquid and subject to fewer regulations. Many publicly traded companies are large and well-known, whereas a startup can be just an inventor in his…


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When , or members of the World Economic Forum want to understand how the technology of the present is shaping the future, they consult . …


The experts predicted it. They’ve been trying to alert the rest, but few pay them any mind. It’s now affecting aspects of our lives that we never anticipated: healthcare, education, employment, and even national security. …


2020 released unprecedented black swans responsible for the deepest global market crash we’ve seen in a century. With an unavoidable recession in the cards, what can we expect in the coming months? How quickly can markets, societies, and small businesses recover? Can they at all?

The past decade was successful…


I found myself participating these days in different interviews and video podcasts, answering many questions asked by entrepreneurs and venture capital investors. I’d like to share a few thoughts here as well:

Alex Lazovsky, Managing Partner of Scale-Up VC
Alex Lazovsky, Managing Partner of Scale-Up VC

How VCs respond:

All experienced VCs, including our firm , have already proactively responded to the crisis by…


Silicon Valley Set to Become America’s Official 51st State

From Alabama through to Wyoming, we all know the 50 United States of America. Or…do we? History as we know it is changing lanes with the potential emergence of America’s newest official state, Silicon Valley.

My name is Alex Lazovsky, a…


2013 was a simpler time to invest in unicorns. There were only private startups valued at $1 billion or more; 37 of them were based in the U.S., and their collective value was around $150 billion (excluding Facebook, which accounted for nearly half the total).

How things have changed…

Alex Lazovsky

Managing Partner of Scale-Up (), a Palo Alto-based venture capital firm | @Alex_Lazovsky |

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