Will rising interest rates decimate startup valuations? – Techdoxx

Deepak Gupta February 19, 2022
Updated 2022/02/19 at 3:23 PM

hello and welcome back to equitya podcast about the startup business, where we unpack the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.

This is Saturday, which means it’s not a habitual day to release an episode. But what are we if we are not striving at heart? So, we’re back today.

What do we have in store for you? I brought Anshu Sharma on the podcast – and a space on Twitter, so make sure you’re following the podcast, okay? — to talk about interest rates, technology growth, startup valuations, and how they all relate. Sharma was the right person to have on the show because he was a great tech employee (Oracle, Salesforce), an investor (Storm Ventures and like an angel) and he’s a founder. So he’s been around not just around the block, but several in the tech world over time.

Ploonge covered SkyFlowyour startup, sometimes including your most recent fundraiser.

Sharma thinks some of the market’s concern about rising rates hurting tech stocks is silly. His thesis boils down to the value of growth over a longer time horizon than a DCF-adjusted spreadsheet can tell you. That said, the rate hike will affect some startup inputs like venture capital in the medium term, so there was a lot to chew on.

We try to keep Equity at a high level and focused on discreet events. But why put on a show if you can’t use it to scratch your own itch every now and then?

The pod is back on Tuesday due to an American holiday on Monday. We’ll talk soon!

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