Mergermarket Private Equity Forum Austin 2023

Mergermarket's brand-new event for the American private equity community!

Four Seasons Hotel, Austin

04 Oct

Venture capital: capturing opportunities

Venture capital investment continues to be muted regionally, with economic uncertainty and recent bank failures adding to a tougher dealmaking and fundraising environment. Whilst VCs continue to deploy capital, they will likely be more selective and prioritize their existing portfolio companies. Bright spots, however, continue to emerge, with slowdowns in dealmaking levelling off from 2022, and notable sectors such as AI, FinTech, and cleantech gaining investment appetite. Our panel of regional and local investors take stock of the market and discuss the trajectory of venture capital in Austin and the rest of the US.

  • How have VC markets have been evolving regionally, and what can VC investors do to ensure their portfolio companies are resilient?
  • What is the outlook for early vs late-stage investments in the region?
  • Valuations: do they remain strong or are corrections expected?
  • What are the top VC investment opportunities on the horizon?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Rachel Stone Charlottesville Bureau Chief MERGERMARKET Bio
    Christopher Britton Managing Director, Co-Head of North America, Venture & Growth Banking LAZARD Bio
    Kevin Burke Vice President, Strategy SAPPHIRE VENTURES Bio
    Morgan Flager Managing Partner SILVERTON PARTNERS Bio
    Charlie Plauche General Partner S3 VENTURES Bio