October 18, 2023

Navigating the evolving VC landscape

Peter Ackerson & Maggie Sprenger, Audere Capital
Venture Capital

Key takeaways

  • The Audere Capital co-founders highlight the expansion of the venture capital market globally, with a more diverse set of investors and strategies emerging, which should benefit the market in the long run, though - of course - not everyone will succeed.
  • Recent market conditions have led to a reset in valuations, creating a renewed focus on fundamentals in venture capital. From a founder’s perspective, this creates greater rigor on capital efficiency, for investors it should create more longevity.
  • Elevated inflation may help weed out all but the most determined and mission-driven founders, less-rigorous venture firms may struggle. Those that remain are likely to have a “moat” of competitive advantage that should support better long-term outcomes.

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