January 4, 2023
We have arrived. Happy 2023, and in a transitioning previous year for Venture Capital and Private Equity, where will we go from here? What will 2023 indicate, and how will it affect the VC/PE world? The predictors and prognosticators in the financial media have had their say, and offer the following articles/Podcasts/YouTube that all look forward to the new year. And in the next couple of months, there will be a deeper dive on this forum into some of these 2023 forecasts, and general industry topics.
Forbes.com, ’12 Predictions for Venture Capital in 2023’
In the third quarter of 2022, VC funding totaled just $81 billion, according to Crunchbase. That’s 33 percent ($40 billion) less than the previous quarter, and 53 percent ($90 billion) less than in 2021. What’s in store for 2023? What are the biggest opportunities in terms of investment stages and types of businesses? How will VC evolve in the year ahead? We spoke with leading investors to get their predictions.
READ MORE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marenbannon/2022/12/20/12-predictions-for-venture-capital-in-2023/?sh=6c165505515b
FranklinTempleton.com, ‘Private Equity in 2023: An Inflection Point’
It is likely to be a year of continued growth, with democratization a driver. We expect wider appeal in private equity, particularly given the pace of technology-driven change, coupled with the continued consolidation of public equity markets. We also expect that investors will increasingly invest purposefully, with private equity being a key tool in that respect.
READ MORE: https://www.franklintempleton.com/articles/outlooks/private-equity-in-2023-an-inflection-point
Dot.LA, ‘What’s in Store for the 2023 Tech Industry’
THE VIEW FROM CALIFORNIA: “It’s been an up and down year for tech. Between a looming recession, mounting layoffs and the rollercoaster that is market volatility, 2023 isn’t looking any calmer. Amid the chaos, VCs are trying to read the tea leaves on where to write their checks and how to guide their portfolio companies through the storm.”
READ MORE: https://dot.la/venture-capital-predictions-2023-2659035530.html
Forbes.com, ’Private Equity Managers May Face Increasing Headwinds In 2023’
Multiple studies have shown over the years that private equity has become increasingly popular among investors, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does private equity (PE) increase diversification within a portfolio, but the asset class’ returns have generally outperformed the public markets.
READ MORE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobwolinsky/2022/12/27/private-equity-managers-may-face-increasing-headwinds-in-2023/?sh=1ad424d87bd5
TheVitalizePodcast.com, PODCAST: ‘Twitter Trends, AI as the Next Frontier, and Predictions for 2023’
The Vitalize Podcast is a show by Vitalize Venture Capital (a seed-stage venture capital firm and pre-seed 400+ member angel community open to everyone), dives deep into the world of startup investing and the future of work.
LISTEN (48 minutes): https://www.thevitalizepodcast.com/the-vitalize-podcast-presents-off-topic-with-andrew-gazdecki-and-gale-wilkinson-discussing-twitter-trends-ai-as-the-next-frontier-and-predictions-for-2023/
Barings.com, PODCAST: ‘Private Equity: Emerging, Women & Diverse Managers’
Amid increased competition and rich valuations, PE returns have continued to trend downward. In this Barings Podcast, it is discussed how allocations for emerging, women and diverse managers can potentially help combat this trend.
LISTEN (27 minutes): https://podcast.barings.com/public/75/Streaming-Income—A-Podcast-from-Barings-6f727a82/751bfd8a
Grit Daily, YouTube: ‘Web Summit VC Crystal Ball: Predictions for 2023’
Grit Daily is the premiere startup news hub. It is the top source for news coverage on brands, fashion, tech, influencers, entrepreneurship, and life. Seth Pierrepont (Iconiq Growth), Beth Ferreira (FirstMark), Vinny Pujji (Left Lane Capital), Stewart Rogers (Grit Daily) on what Venture Capital can expect in 2023.
LISTEN (25 minutes): https://youtu.be/aLjimnLHvPs
Mink Learning with Steve Balaban, YouTube: ‘3 Predictions for the Private Equity Industry in 2023’
Mink Learning, founded by award-winning lecturer and private equity CIO, Steve Balaban, has been created to distill the Private Equity world.
LISTEN (10 minutes): https://youtu.be/5Suc4TiC9U0