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Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining: Venture Capitalists Bring to Bear

2024 Global Conference

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining: Venture Capitalists Bring to Bear

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

Until 2022, venture capital was the talk of town—from hedge funds to sovereign wealth funds—as global investors poured into the asset class, creating never-before-seen valuations. Nearly $650 billion was estimated to be raised by startups in 2021 alone. But by 2022, investments deployed to start-ups dropped by over one-third, and in 2023 fund formation sank to a five-year low. While industry excitement builds around the disruptive implications of AI, agri- and health-tech LPs are confronting an unfavorable market environment, where exits remained few and far between. What lessons have VCs learned in the current market cycle? Where are the silver linings? Is there room for non-tech venture capital? 

Leon Kalvaria
Vice Chair of Client and Banking, Citi
Christopher Darby
Global Head of Venture Investments and Senior Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Florida, LLC
Raj Ganguly
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, B Capital
Elad Gil
Co-Founder, Gil Capital
Courtney McCrea
Managing Partner, Recast Capital
Mohsin Tanveer Pirzada
Head of Funds, Qatar Investment Authority