Cameron Stanfill is a senior VC analyst at PitchBook, specializing in late-stage venture investments and exit activity. He contributes to quarterly reports and produces thematic analyst notes, authoring ample research on topics including alternative liquidity options, direct listings, and IPOs. Mr. Stanfill also contributes to PitchBook's emerging technology research, leading coverage of the artificial intelligence and machine learning space. He has been cited in multiple tier one publications including CNBC, Barron's, and the Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining PitchBook, he was a financial analyst at Jackson & Jackson in Louisiana.
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In this session, PitchBook's Cameron Stanfill will highlight recent trends around the IPOs of Venture Capital backed businesses including aftermarket performance, valuations, key sector trends, as well as an outlook on what might be in store going forward. Further discussion on the increasing viable alternatives to a traditional IPO like direct listings and SPAC combinations and why many startups might choose these options.