Early Stage Financings, Part 2: Where are we Now?

Fenwick startup partner Evan Bienstock and seasoned early stage investors hosted a virtual panel with seasoned early stage investors to discuss the current state of the early stage financing landscape, the “madness” that was 2020 and the outlook for the rest of 2021. The panel also covered the following topics:

  • Did 2020 turn out the way we thought it would?
  • What was “hot” in 2020?
  • How was Q1 2021?
  • SPACs….
  • When will the music stop (or get softer)?
  • A light at the end of the COVID tunnel?


  • Evan Bienstock, Startup Partner, Fenwick & West (Moderator)
  • Hadley Harris, Founding General Partner, Eniac Ventures
  • Brad Svrluga, Co-Founder & General Partner, Primary Venture Partners,
  • Ellie Wheeler, Partner, Greycroft