Tiger World-style VC buyers are on the prowl

In the venture capital world, non-traditional, index-like investors like Tiger Global Management and Insight Partners have made headlines for their aggressive investments in startups – and new data shows how much faster they are putting capital to work.

The big picture: This investor playbook involves funding as many startups as possible and hoping for the best, as opposed to the traditional method of a more focused portfolio and deep diligence.

Zoom in: The capital employed by this group at the end of 2020 was pretty much on par with the most active traditional VCs. But they really picked up pace from earlier this year as the latter group slowed, a new report from the Silicon Valley Bank shows.