Finance Watch: Early VC Forecast Predicts Reduced Investment In 2023
Last Biopharma Mega-Round Was Early December
Private Company Edition: Pitchbook is out with an early look at its venture capital expectations for next year, showing continued interest in seed financings and fewer $100m-plus mega-rounds. Recent VC deals include a $75m series B financing for Alpha-9 Theranostics and $71.6m for A2 Biotherapeutics.
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