In light of prolonged public market volatility, compressed valuations, and declining equity capital availability, US venture capital remained under pressure in Q2 2023. Across all venture stages, investors slowed capital deployment, including for new opportunities and follow-on investments. A sluggish H1 set a pace for the full-year fundraising figure to hit a six-year low, while the IPO window remains mostly shut.
In this webinar, our panel of expert speakers will highlight key findings from the Q2 2023 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor report and what developments investors should be aware of in the year ahead.
Kaidi Gao is an associate venture capital research analyst at PitchBook, where she contributes to the VC team’s core reports and produces quarterly thematic analyst notes on various topics. Her research and expertise focus primarily on venture debt, VC in the APAC region and seed- and early-stage dealmaking. Prior to this role, Gao worked as a Senior Data Operations Associate, overseeing PitchBook’s VC-backed company dataset.
Gao received a master’s degree in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on Arabic from Duke University. She is based in PitchBook’s Seattle office.
Shiloh Tillemann-Dick serves as the research director at NVCA. His work focuses on the development of qualitative and quantitative analytical products which provide the rest of the team with the material they need to tell NVCA’s story. Before joining NVCA Shiloh was the Political Director at the Leadership Now Project, where he developed the organization’s political strategy, oversaw expansion into eight new states, and organized the group’s 2022 candidate program. Shiloh is a graduate of Yale University and has lectured on analytics, public policy, and project management at the University of Maryland.
Victor Boyajian is the global chair of Dentons Global Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies Group. Victor leads a global team focused on representing emerging growth technology companies, venture capital firms, corporate strategies, and private equity firms in a broad array of financing and strategic transactions from Silicon Valley to Boston to New York and around the globe.
Andy Kelly is a managing director and relationship executive in the Venture Capital coverage group for J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking, within the Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries business. In this role, he is responsible for developing relationships with key VC firms from his base in the Bay Area. He is a current independent board member for US Speedskating, as well as a former board member for the American Red Cross’s Bay Area chapter and a former advisory board member for USAA.
Donna JW Hare
Donna JW Hare has more than 24 years of experience in the professional employer organization (PEO) industry. For the past 21 years with Insperity, Donna has been a Sr. Business Performance Consultant advising C-level executives & HR leaders on strategies related to human capital and employment risk with a specialty in mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, and exit strategies. Sixteen of Donna’s years at Insperity have been in the Middle Market segment serving clients from 150 to 5,000 employees. Donna served on ACG-Silicon Valley's board of directors and continues to support ACG and other partnerships at the national and local level as a speaker, author, and advisor. Donna continues to participate in webinars and has published white papers on the importance of assessing the risk and value of human capital in M&A transactions, cultural alignment, and navigating today’s workforce. Donna is also an advisory member at the University of Houston, Bauer College of Business’s Managing Human Resources Program. In her free time, she loves to cook and spend time with her husband Scott and five children who range in age from 1-19 years old.