Investors Look Ahead with Confidence to 2024

Welcome back, and welcome to 2024! We’re starting the year off on a high note: After a mediocre 2023, investors are optimistic about exit activity picking back up in 2024. Some think M&A activity will skyrocket, while others think we will see the IPO market bounce back. Get the TechCrunch+ Roundup newsletter in your inbox! Dear Sophie,Our HR and operational consulting firm works primarily with tech startups.

Welcome back, and welcome to 2024!

We are excited to kick off the new year on a positive note, especially after a less-than-stellar 2023. The outlook for investors is bright, with hopes of increased exit activity in 2024. Some predict a surge in M&A activity, while others have their eyes on a rebounding IPO market.

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But the question on everyone’s mind is: when will we start seeing all this activity?

“While VCs aren’t sure of the timing, they do know the overarching factors that will play a large role in determining that timeline,”

writes venture reporter Rebecca Szkutak.

Thank you for reading!


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Ask Sophie: What changes are in store for PERM?

Dear Sophie,

Our HR and operational consulting firm works primarily with tech startups. Would you provide an update on what we should look out for in the new year when it comes to the PERM process? Thanks!

— Hopeful HR

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