IPEM Paris 2023 – LP-Only Sessions. IPEM’s new “LP-Only Sessions” to provide investors with a dedicated day of knowledge sharing.
Europe’s venture capital market has been in somewhat of a freefall this year, with deal value 60% lower than the first half of 2022 and 34% lower than the second half of 2022, according to Pitchbook’s Q2 2023 European Venture Report.Small deals, up to EUR1 million in size, have effectively entered a cryogenic chamber, signaling bad news for companies searching for seed and pre-seed capital, as VC managers focus more on supporting existing investee companies. This has contributed to a slower pace of dealmaking, as the teeth of a higher interest-rate economy begin to bite. Exits too have all but dropped off a cliff, totaling a mere EUR3.5 billion for the first six months of the year. It is enough to give VC managers and their investors a dose of the blues.