The Economist: Money talks

Money Talks: Veni, vidi, VC



Venture capital is no longer embodied by Silicon Valley investing in its own backyard. A new wave of both capital and competition is powering new ideas across sectors and around the world. Our correspondent Arjun Ramani and host Rachana Shanbhogue speak to veteran VCs, newcomers and founders to find out whether the innovation being funded will be worth the risks.With Roelof Botha, partner at Sequoia Capital; Rana Yared, general partner at Balderton; Ali Partovi, chief executive of Neo; Dr Maria Chatzou Dunford, founder of and Rachel Delacour, co-founder of Sweep.We would love to hear from you—please take a moment to complete our listener survey at Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at  See for privacy and opt-out information.