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Funding in the Time of Coronavirus

Medium - Both Sides of the Table | Mark Suster | March 5, 2020

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I (Mark Suster, Managing Partner, Upfront Ventures) am due to speak at the SaaStr conference next week: Wednesday, March 11th at 10:45 AM. I had originally signed up to talk about the “VC Market Trends” overall but it seemed inauthentic to speak about VC funding without addressing the virus in the room. So I wrote a brand new deck outlining some Upfront views on what we may see in the funding markets ahead.

This is a message we have been delivering to our portfolio privately so we figured it made sense to make it more public broadly in case its of any help to others.

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