Sweet not sour
Britain’s VC landscape was more akin to a frozen tundra in Q3 this year, as the number of deals plunged to levels not seen since 2016.Investors, it seems, are wrapping up warm to insulate themselves from a potential recession and choosing to refrain from committing to deals that could face icy headwinds in the near term. KPMG’s Q3 Venture Pulse Report found that 575 VC deals were completed in Q3, down from 865 deals completed in Q2. Deal value dropped from £8 billion to £4 billion; enough to send a shiver down the spine of any budding entrepreneur. The question now is: Will this be a short cold snap or a new Ice Age?