799. Insights: The VC funding downturn

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799. Insights: The VC funding downturn

David M. Brear is joined by some great guests to talk about recent data showing a drop in VC funding, and how this might be impacting fintech and finance.

Our expert host, 11:FS CEO David M. Brear, is joined by some great guests to talk about some new data from S&P Global which shows venture capital funding could be on the downturn. According to their research, based on year-on-year funding in August, funding is down 37% and is at its lowest since the Covid pandemic.

So in this episode we discuss if this is just a temporary slump or the start of a worrying downward trend. What are the implications on fintechs? And who, despite these numbers, is managing to buck the trend and find investment?

This week's guests include:

  • Liza Landsman, CEO at Stash
  • Zeynep Yavuz, Partner at General Catalyst
  • Kirsty Grant, Managing Director at Seedrs

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Special Guests: Kirsty Grant, Liza Landsman, and Zeynep Yavuz.