Venture Capital: Lessons from the Past to Invest in the Future
August 16, 2023
2023 has been a challenging year for venture capital, not only for companies trying to raise capital, but also for their investors. During this installment of The Wealth Enterprise Briefing podcast, WE Family Offices’ Managing Partner Michael Zeuner and Senior Investment Manager Matt Farrell, CAIA, sit down for a discussion about what family offices need to understand about the venture capital space’s past, present and potential future.
Some of the specific topics addressed during this episode include:
- How peak valuations created difficulties within the venture capital sector
- Lessons learned for investors, reflecting on the massive reset that has occurred over the past year
- The importance of selecting the right manager when investing in the private markets and the characteristics to search for
- Best practices to utilize when making venture capital investments moving forward
Overall, despite the recent setbacks faced by venture capital due to peak valuations last year, WE believes that investors should listen to lessons learned and continue making commitments every vintage year without trying to time the market. If you have any questions about venture capital or how to effectively utilize this space in your portfolio, please do not hesitate to contact us
References to general market performance is not reflective of any specific private funds or clients. Past performance is not indicative of future results.