As we are now two months into the new year, the trends for investments in the Venture Capital and Private Equity industries are emerging. What is in for specific funding opportunities in tech, healthcare and other hot possibilities for the rest of the year? As the first quarter winds down, here is what the online financial press is saying …
Easycapraise.com, ’VC Trends in 2023’
After a significant increase in venture capital trends in funding in 2021, these levels have continued to decline throughout 2022. Does this imply that investors are beginning to shun venture capital deals? Perhaps not necessarily.
Mpost.io, ’Web3 and Venture Capital in 2023: A Look at the Emerging Trends’
Despite the bearish sentiment of the market, the web3 landscape saw a total funding of $7.1 billion in 2022, a significant increase of $4.8 billion from 2021 — with most of the funds being allocated to Metaverse projects. As the crypto market continues to mature, we’re seeing a shift in how VCs are approaching Web3.
Biopharmadive.com, ’5 Questions Facing Emerging Biotech in 2023’
From a public markets downturn to the Inflation Reduction Act’s impact, startups and their investors are confronting a number of challenges this year.
Open Austria YouTube, ’”State of VC 2023″ – US Investment Trends’
Silicon Valley has produced many of the fastest growing companies in the world. One of the reasons for this is the region’s strong concentration of funding sources and talent. However, in recent years, other newly innovative hotspots have emerged in the U.S. that are gaining prominence, driven by decentralization during the pandemic
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AcuityKP.com, ’Private Equity: Macroeconomic Influences to Drive Trends in 2023’
Since the global financial crisis, the private equity and venture capital (PE&VC) sector has enjoyed two major tailwinds: (1) easy money and (2) global peace. Easy money stemmed from abysmally low interest rates. Geopolitics was largely supportive as strategic differences of key trading partners were kept to rhetoric and were not a serious impediment to trade. However, easy money and global peace have been disrupted in 2022, and the effects will likely be felt in 2023 as well.
CBH.com (Cherry Bekaert), ’Private Equity: Macroeconomic Influences to Drive Trends in 2023’
What a difference a year makes. Just twelve months go, M&A activity had set all-time records, valuation multiples faced seemingly unlimited expansion and deal makers had access to almost endless levels of inexpensive credit. Since that time, the S&P 500 has declined by more than 19% (the worst decline since 2008), inflation has surged to its highest point in over 40 years, and the Federal Reserve has instituted a series of aggressive and unprecedented rate hikes (which may not be over).
Lexology.com, ’Private equity investment: Trends to expect in 2023’
ROPES & GRAY UK weighs in: “In contrast to the remarkable levels of deal activity seen in 2021, the last 12 months have been more challenging for private equity investors. Faced with the headwinds of increased inflation, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine causing geopolitical instability, high energy prices, uncertainty around supply chains and rising interest rates, 2022 saw a measure of slowdown in PE deal pipelines in line with broader M&A deal activity.”
DealCloud.com, ’5 private equity podcasts dealmakers should listen to in 2023’
If you’re like most private equity (PE) dealmakers, you want to continually up-level your skills and stay on top of trends, but often find yourself too busy to do much research or reading on your own. By listening to podcasts, you can learn what experts in your field have to say about the market — without having to take your eyes off your computer screen or pause your workflow.
The IVCA Spring Luncheon will be April 11 2023, on the topic “Establishing A Private Equity Firm: Then, Now and in the Future.” To register, click here.