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Startup Daily TV: VC investors from Square Peg, Rampersand, Giant Leap & EVP share their insights on the state of Australian startup funding

- February 16, 2023 2 MIN READ
Justin Lipman, Taryn Pieterse, Simon Thomsen, James Tynan
EVP's Justin Lipman, Rampersand's Taryn Pieterse, Startup Daily editor Simon Thomsen, and Square Peg's James Tynan
Amid a plethora of analysis of Australian venture capital funding in recent weeks, one report truly stands out because it captures the numbers by talking to the venture capital investors involved. 

The recently released 2nd edition of The State Of Australian Startup Funding report, from Cut Through Venture and Folklore Ventures, reveal a record number of Pre-Seed and Seed deals amid a 30% fall in total funding. 

We spoke to the report authors Chris Gillings, from Cut Through and the VC fund 5 V Capital, and Folklore managing partner Alister Coleman about the headline numbers in the report. You can watch that interview here.

We also took a deeper dive into 2022’s VC investment and the year ahead with four venture capital experts: Justin Lipman from EVP, James Tynan from Square Peg, Taryn Pieterse from Rampersand and in Melbourne, Rachel Yang from the impact fund Giant Leap.

The 30-minute conversation with Startup Daily editor Simon Thomsen spanned everything from current funding trends – the sectors likely to attract funding in 2023, to investment in female-founded startups, the state of play for early-stage investment v later rounds, the “dry powder” funds raised in 2022, taking on capital from international VCs and what offshore investors can bring to the table.

To hear what they had to say, click on the link below.

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