With over 50+ combined years experience investing in startups, Silicon Valley heavy-weights—Barry Eggers and Saeed Amidi—are no strangers to investing in tough times.
However, COVID-19 poses unique challenges. In prior downturns, lowered interest rates and quantitative easing led to an economic rebound. And while some sectors appear to be thriving, broader contraction in both supply and demand has created little demand for cheap capital as consumers and corporations brace for an uncertain future. Having stayed true to the grow-at-all costs strategy during the bull market, startups are now facing a more conservative VC landscape—with many seeing their runways running-short.
In this exclusive Fireside Chat, we’ll hear our guests discuss their perspectives on investing in the new economic environment, what they have been advising their portfolio startups, growth sectors and opportunities that excite them, and how they are leading through times of turbulence.
- 11:00-11:10 am:Opening Remarks
- 11:10–11:45 am:Fireside Chat
- 11:45–11:55 am:Q&A
- 11:55–12:00 pm:Closing Remarks
Saeed AmidiFounder, CEO Plug and Play
Barry EggersFounding Partner Lightspeed