Investor insight from Velocity Capital

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What’s your insight into the fundraising landscape in 2023? 

We’re noticing a lot more resilience from founders which is necessary in such a tough market. Of course, due diligence from investors is more rigorous than ever. We’re also seeing a lot more diversity among businesses and founders as well as a greater focus on solving problems that truly matter.

Investors are also looking for a greater emphasis on true profitability rather than revenue growth, which means keeping your cost baes lean and creating a sustainable business with a clear route to profitability.

Investors are also looking to businesses that have adopted robotics and automation to boost their productivity and plug labour shortages, including AI.

We’re also seeing investors doubling down on diversity, with female-led funds showing increasing prevalence. Similarly, investment in sustainability and social impact businesses will continue to increase.

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