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Capital Conversations: Olivier Laplace on the Technology Investment Market

12 December 2023 • by Karl Schmedders, Raphaël Grieco in Capital Conversations

In episode one of Capital Conversations, Olivier Laplace, Managing Partner at VI Partners, discusses the evolving landscape of the technology investment market...

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Olivier Laplace explores the nature of the current crisis, drawing parallels to previous downturns and highlighting the unique features of the current situation. 

His advice to founders centers on building a robust business, conducting thorough due diligence on investors, and navigating the changing dynamics of talent acquisition and fundraising.

Key points include the impact of a 2020 bubble on startup valuations, the transitional phase in 2021 marked by a decline in IPOs, and the influence of long-term interest rates on venture capital dynamics.

Through our research, thought leadership, and annual program, IMD’s Venture Asset Management Initiative aims to demystify venture asset management in Switzerland and across Europe. 


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