S2 E15: Expert Panel. The current economic environment. Fundraising & How VC's are working alongside and advising PortCos in 2023 w Doug Landis, Scott Barker & Brandon Metcalf.
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In this informative episode host, James Mackey sits down with Industry Leaders in the tech space and dives into the current economic environment and its impact on the tech industry, including recent layoffs and the state of tech industry health.
Our guests share their insights and experiences with starting and running companies during a downturn, offering perspectives from both the VC side and the Founder, CEO side.
They discuss strategies for fundraising in the current environment, the metrics VCs are prioritizing right now, and how to run lean organizations in a market downturn.
Additionally, they explore how VCs are working alongside and advising portfolio companies in 2023 and how to determine which expenses to cut and which to double down on to achieve strong unit economics.
Doug Landis - Growth Partner at Emergence Capital
Scott Barker - Partner and Co-Founder of GTM Fund
Brandon Metcalf - Founder and CEO of Blueprint, Asymbl, and Place.
Our host James Mackey, SecureVision CEO
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