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37 - State of seed investing with Stephen Page of SFC Capital
Episode 372nd November 2021 • The EIS Navigator • Brian Moretta, Hardman & Co
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Recently, SFC Capital and Beauhurst issued a report about the seed investing market. It showed some interesting, and rather worrying, trends. In this episode, Stephen Page, CEO of SFC Capital discusses the report and the seed market.

The big news in the report is a decline in seed funding over the past couple of years. Given this seems to go against trends in other parts of the venture capital market, we discuss possible reasons why. Stephen suggests some possible solutions, including the government updating the SEIS scheme.

With SFC doing more SEIS deals than anyone else, we can get some insight into other market trends. We also discuss inflation in valuations and how this can make things harder for founders to get funding.

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Suggested book:

Noise by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein

Bonus book from Brian:

Peak by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool