Hello and welcome back to Equitya podcast about the business of startups, where we uncover the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.
This is our Wednesday show where we focus on a single topic and unpack the rest. Today we asked: How will the economic downturn and the slowdown in start-up affect VCs and the people who fund venture capital funds?
Unlike our usual midweek episodes, Natasha was not at the helm. Instead of, Alex took her place and brought ukbusinessupdates.com+ venture capital reporter Rebecca Szkutak in the co-hosting slot. Rebecca is an ace when it comes to the mechanics of venture capital, which makes her the perfect voice for the day.
For starters, Alex and Rebecca wrote about the state of startups in today’s market — and whether things are as bad as some claim. From there, the Equity crew discussed venture capital’s response to changing market conditions. And the conversation packed with notes about what LPs do, whether they should be or not.
While we mostly focus on startups and founders in the pod, it’s also good to step back every now and then and talk about the money behind the money. We did that today. Enjoying!