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Let’s keep our seed activity expectations in check


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It’s constantly good to delivery a brand contemporary yr with a dose of optimism — as prolonged because it is warranted. After reviewing PitchBook’s most usual diagnosis, I’m initiating to rethink my expectations for seed-stage dealmaking in 2023, and perchance you’ll, too. Let’s stumble on. — Anna

Upcoming stress?

As 2022 came to a shut, I tried to desire care of my expectations in check: If even Instacart modified into now not ready to dawdle public correct yet, I had to tools up for the dearth of tech IPOs to continue within the principle quarter or even the principle half of 2023.

Nonetheless, seed-stage venture capital exercise modified into one of the precious things I felt moderately optimistic about for the contemporary yr. Certain, public market woes had trickled correct down to private dealmaking. Nonetheless while post-Series A deal rely and deal volume had been impacted, angel and seed-stage investment exercise gave the influence moderately true.

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