Robinson in Financial Times on Chinese Venture Capital Investment in the U.S.

On Octo­ber 2, RWR CEO Roger W. Robin­son was quot­ed in a Finan­cial Times arti­cle on the decline of Chi­nese ven­ture cap­i­tal invest­ment in the Unit­ed States. Mr. Robin­son said that Chi­nese investors were turn­ing down invest­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties in the U.S. to avoid the risk of “embar­rass­ing CFIUS turn-downs”, refer­ring to the Com­mit­tee on For­eign Invest­ment in the Unit­ed States. He added, “Cer­tain­ly start-ups rec­og­nize that tak­ing Chi­nese invest­ment cap­i­tal could prove the kiss of death to their accep­tance as defense con­trac­tors, or even gov­ern­ment pro­cure­ment more broad­ly.”