Deal-flow mavens don’t worry about business slowdown •



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As we get closer to the end of the year, I thought it would be a good time to catch up with some of the folks who are closely watching the deal flow in 2022 and looking for indicators of what might happen in 2023. can come.

On a side note, this newsletter will be on hiatus until January 7, 2023. Thank you so much for reading since I took over from Alex back in May. Looking forward to writing more posts in the new year! — Anna

An update on deal-flow newsletters

I wrote a piece in May about dealflow newsletters, the purpose of which is to help investors discover interesting startups without leaving their inboxes. In light of how the global startup investment market has changed – declined – in 2022, and how media companies have struggled, we were curious to see how the projects we heard about earlier in the year fared. So we checked in, chatting with the founder of the deal-flow newsletter Preseed now Martin S. F. P. Bryant.

He shared the following updates:

  • From early May to early December, PreSeed Now profiled over 50 early stage B2B and deep tech startups from across the UK
  • It stimulates the deal flow. Many startups report getting interest from tech investors as a result of the news coverage. Startups have also recruited staff and gained additional media attention as a result of their listing.
  • In terms of actual investment generated, that’s a bit harder to measure at this stage, but I’ll be doing some research on this as the newsletter’s first anniversary in May 2023 approaches.


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