Startups weather a dismal year during which 543 have already declared bankruptcy or shut down: ‘You can’t sugar coat it’

L’anno orribile per le startup, a causa dei tassi di interesse alti che hanno dirottato   i danari degli investitori dai fondi VC ad altre forme di investimento meno rischiose, ma con alti rendimenti.

Secondo Pitchbook, per trovare un anno cosi’ a secco di investimenti VC bisogna tornare indietro di più di 10 anni

Source: Fortune

So far in 2023, 19% of all startup funding rounds raised money at a lower valuation for the company than they’d previously been awarded by investors. That’s up from just 5% in 2021, according to data from the equity management company Carta Inc. Related Video“You can’t sugar coat it too much, 2023 was a rough year for startups,” said Peter Walker, Carta’s head of insight. Rising interest rates proved to be a problem for the startup economy, Walker said. The beginning of 2023 was marked with mass job cuts and plummeting investments, and many venture capitalists warned companies would be forced to take lower valuations as the year continued. Artificial intelligence seemed the only bright spot for startups, with funding for related companies rising above every other tech category and reaching $17.9 billion, according to data from PitchBook. So far this year, 543 startups shut their doors due to bankruptcy or dissolution, according to Carta. The third fiscal quarter saw 212 shutdowns, the highest number since the firm began tracking the data. Last year, 467 companies folded.

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