Private equity and venture capital funds are preparing for a downturn in the economy. This is impacting investments with higher valuations as investors start being more selective with who they are putting capital into and are planning on holding investments longer to weather any recession. Technology is poised to benefit as investors look to reduce risk. So are financial services and energy/natural resources. Meanwhile industries such as real estate, media, and healthcare/biotech will likely see a decrease in investment.

Technologies of greatest interest? 5G, AI, IOT, Robotics, and extended reality.

These are key factors to consider for entrepreneurs as they look to start, grow and exit from a business through challenging economic conditions.