Seed Round to Series E: Strategies for Scaling Your Startup

Mar 9, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

In 2023, new unicorn births plummeted for five straight quarters, with just 13 startups reaching the $1 billion mark in Q1. Scaling a startup is challenging enough, but how do you reach unicorn or centaur status during market volatility, inflation, and a decline in venture-capital deal making? In this session, Dr. Allison Schrager, economist & columnist at Bloomberg, and Sam Gutmann, CEO at Series E centaur Own Company, discuss the practical strategies and tactics for long-term growth and success, along with future predictions for the state of startups.

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Sam Gutmann

Own Company

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