Delaware daily roundup: 4 VC trends to follow; the disaster on I-695; Morris James’ Avenue North lease

Plus, a new bill to help Delawareans get EVs.

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What we know so far about the Key Bridge collapse

It was a shock to wake up to the news and images of a major bridge collapse in Baltimore, which happens to be one of’s five current markets. Editor Sameer Rao, who is a Baltimore resident, has been making sense of the emergency with a post he’s been keeping updated as we learn more.

Next up: How will the loss of the Key Bridge impact supply chains, logistics and ports? We’ll be looking into that in the days and weeks ahead.

➡️ Get all the details in Sameer’s report here

How VC is changing, and why it matters

Has venture capital sobered up and become more disciplined? Chris Wink’s latest column looks at the world of startup investments, how the era of “cheap money” is over and what it means for young founders.

➡️ Read Chris’s column here, with a look at trends over the past decade

News Incubator: What else to know today

• Wilmington law firm Morris James has made a deal to lease about half the $42 million, 12-story tower at Avenue North from developer Delle Donne & Associates. [Delaware Business Times]

• Wilmington University is partnering with Reader Assist to help tutors become teachers with a master’s degree in special education at an affordable rate. [Delaware Public Media]

• A new bill would help Delawareans pay for a new electric vehicle on a sliding scale: The less you make, the more the state will help. [Town Square Delaware]

• Take a mental break and enjoy images from Pinterest’s Chicago HQ that looks straight out of, well, Pinterest. [Fast Company]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Wednesday, March 27 — An information session for the New Castle County Corridor Revitalization Fund’s new small business grant program, 6-8 p.m. at the Route 9 Library and Information Center [Details here]

• Thursday, March 28 — One Year Anniversary of the Tech Council of Delaware, 5-8 p.m. at the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce [Details here]


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