- The downturn is shifting founder expectations around valuations.
- Communication and focus are essential during a difficult economic environment.
- Consider resetting your strategy in a market with reduced access to capital.
Investor and serial entrepreneur video series: Part 1
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with early-stage investor Tomasz Tunguz, growth stage investor at Bessemer Venture Partners, Mary D’Onofrio, and serial entrepreneur and Marqeta founder and CEO Jason Gardner during SVB's webinar, “Series A founder master class: Navigating the path to growth in tech.”
Hundreds of founders and CEOs tuned in. Together, we unpacked some of the challenges that Series A business leaders are facing in this evolving economic environment.
In case you missed the conversation, I've compiled the highlights from the webinar into a video blog series featuring their perspectives and insights on everything from fundraising to the metrics investors want to see.
Part 1 of this video blog series showcases Mary D’Onofrio and Jason Gardner discussing things to consider during times of uncertainty. Let’s dive in.
How is the current macro environment affecting valuations?
Mary D’Onofrio explains how the downturn is shifting founder expectations around valuations.
How should founders operate in a downturn?
Jason Gardner explains the importance of communication and focus during a difficult economic environment.
How are founders thinking about the current macro environment?
Mary D’Onofrio gives tips for finding opportunities and resetting your strategy in a market with reduced access to capital.
Expand your Series A knowledge with resources from SVB
I hope you enjoyed these perspectives from our friends at Bessemer and Marqeta. I invite you to watch the full on-demand webinar, Series A founder master class: Navigating the path to growth in tech.
To hear more advice and insights for Series A companies, check out additional videos in this series:
To learn more about the real-world challenges facing post-Series A founders and CEOs, download the Guide for founders and CEOs: Strategies for growth beyond Series A.
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