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Starting the year with optimism is great – as long as it’s justified. PitchBook’s latest analysis has me rethinking my expectations for seed-stage deals in 2023, and I’m sure you’ll be on board after reading this. Let’s dive in! — Anna

Upcoming pressure?

By the end of 2022, I was prepared for a possible dearth of tech IPOs in early 2023, considering Instacart wasn’t ready to go public.

I felt optimistic about seed-stage venture capital activity for the new year, despite public market woes impacting private dealmaking. Angel and seed-stage investment activity remained stable, while post-Series A deals were down in number and volume.

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