Presented by Amplify Philly

What Happened to Early-Stage Capital?

Mar 12, 2023

1:00pm – 2:00pm CT

With volatile markets, investors tightening their belts, and the venture capital community moving to a later stage, where does early-stage capital come from? This panel featuring seasoned early-stage investors will explore the evolution of the capital continuum and discuss what’s happening to capital in the tightening market. While the VC industry has evolved, new companies face the same challenge of acquiring incremental capital early in the commercialization lifecycle to vet business models before seeking an "A round" from the traditional VC marketplace. Where do angels, venture capital, and private equity currently sit in the capital continuum? Where are the gaps in the changing market? We’ll answer these questions, talk about trends, and alternative avenues for early-stage funding.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Juliana Garaizer

Portfolia; Houston Incubator At Greentown Labs

Jessica Karr

Coyote Ventures

Heath Naquin

Science Center

Joanna Nathan

Amplify Philly

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