The unicorn dream: What’s working — and what isn’t?

The unicorn dream: What’s working — and what isn’t?

About the event

Ominous market conditions have cast a cloud over the unicorn dream, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Customers and investors are looking for a rarer breed of scaleup — ones that can stay strong throughout market turbulence. How are unicorns used to raising big bucks adapting to more capital-conservative conditions? What’s working — what isn’t? This Sifted Talks will review the unicorn model in the current market and share tips for how startups can navigate the next 12 months.

We'll be discussing

  1. Going on the offensive: How can startups find their path to profitability, while still remaining ambitious and growth-oriented?
  2. The end of “easy money”: Investor terms might be less favourable — so how can founders raise at a price that’s palatable? What other options do capital-intensive startups have — is it a good time to acquire or find a buyer?
  3. Navigating a restructure: High-growth startups are having to scale back — how can you communicate cutbacks internally and externally?

Speakers

Reshma Sohoni

Reshma Sohoni

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Seedcamp

Tomáš Čupr

Tomáš Čupr

Founder & CEO

Rohlik

Brandon Deer

Brandon Deer

Chief strategy officer

UiPath

Garrett Lawlor

Garrett Lawlor

Regional Vice President, SMB Sales

Zendesk

Moderators

Miriam Partington

Miriam Partington

DACH correspondent

Sifted

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Zendesk

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