GeekWire: The great startup reset: Why founders should prepare for lower valuations

The great startup reset: Why founders should prepare for lower valuations
2022 01 28
https://www.geekwire.com/2022/the-great-startup-reset-why-founders-should-prepare-for-lower-valuations/

The S&P 500 is down more than 10% since the beginning of the year, putting it into “correction” territory. The NASDAQ is down almost 15%, but the carnage among growth technology stocks is concealed by the relative outperformance of the trillion-dollar “Big Tech” behemoths. Recently, high-flying tech stocks like CloudFlare, DocuSign, Shopify, Twilio and Zoom are all down over 50% from their highs last year. The seamier end of the investment playground — including meme stocks, speculative cryptos and SPACs — has been crushed. Growth stocks — which emphasize revenue now, profits TBD — are very sensitive to interest rates. Days… Read More

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