Venture Capital

The VC slowdown: Is it set to get even worse?

Thu 07 Sept 2023 / 13:30 (BST), 14:30 (CEST)

About the event

The European startup ecosystem has had a slow — and tricky — summer, with several once well-funded startups running out of runway and VCs also struggling to raise their next funds. As we look ahead to the end of the year, will things finally pick up, or continue on a downhill trajectory? This Sifted Talks will explore what’s next for venture capital.

We'll be discussing

  1. Lack of funding: Will there be a surge in startup insolvencies and zombie VCs?
  2. Secondaries: Will there be an uptick in early investors and employees cashing out?
  3. Talent: Is VC still a sexy career?

Moderators & Speakers

Hussein Kanji
Hussein Kanji

partner @ Hoxton Ventures

Amy Lewin
Amy Lewin

editor @ Sifted