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How the Current Market Conditions are Affecting the VC-Startup Ecosystem

How the Current Market Conditions are Affecting the VC-Startup Ecosystem

Update: 2022-06-01
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The venture capital sector had two bumper years in a row in 2020 and 2021, with record levels of fundraising, investment and exits. However, like the rest of the investing world, the market has cooled in the 2022 economy. Bobby Franklin, president and CEO of the National Venture Capital Association, talks with us about how the current economic climate is affecting the VC-startup ecosystem, and how startup leaders and investors are looking at their prospects.

Bobby also talks with us about how VCs are approaching their ESG goals, which cities and regions are seeing more VC investment activity, the JOBS Act 4.0 and the push to establish a US startup visa.

Key talking points:

How the market conditions of 2022 have affected venture capital investment activity (0:26 )

Where the rising hubs for VC activity are (2:35 )

What sectors are likely to show strong growth going forward (4:26 )

How startups and VCs are looking at their prospects for going public as the IPO and SPAC markets slow to a crawl (5:58 )

Why VCs strongly support the establishment of a US startup visa (8:11 )

How the Jobs Act 4.0 would affect the VC sector (11:24 )

How VCs are approaching their ESG goals (13:40 )

The potential upside of tough times (21:11 )

Further listening:

If you'd like to learn more about what policy initiatives are of high importance to the venture capital industry, check out NVCA's Venture Capitol podcast, hosted by Bobby. 

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How the Current Market Conditions are Affecting the VC-Startup Ecosystem

How the Current Market Conditions are Affecting the VC-Startup Ecosystem

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