After a record year of investment into European start-ups in 2021, VCs have taken a steadier approach in 2022 with a slowdown in funding and economic growth. Countries around the world are eager to attract tech talent, and as economic conditions worsen, are investors becoming even more cautious?
Early-stage and pre-IPO funding remains critical for innovation and growth, so as valuations are pulled back how will this impact young businesses in need of funding to scale?
How can the UK continue to drive investment into the tech sector? What are the barriers keeping investment from flowing into tech high-risk, high-reward companies? How do we close the gaps remaining in domestic investment in venture capital? Technology investment, is it ambitious or cautious?