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Adapting your pace to a changing race

How can early stage startups navigate the impending market? Start by understanding the reversal of these two trends — and adapt your pace.
Judah Taub
May 29, 2022

In the recent bull market, two trends have emerged for startups seeking funding: a decrease in required key performance indicators (KPIs) and an increase in investment amounts. However, these trends are now reversing, and startups need to adapt. Here are key strategies to consider:

1. Realize the market may not return to its previous state soon. Avoid building your business solely on optimism.

2. Determine your valuation based on current market conditions. Use publicly-traded companies as benchmarks and consider projected valuations for future funding rounds.

3. Prioritize efficiency over growth at any cost. Investors may scrutinize efficiency-related aspects of your business. Strive for capital-efficient operations.

4. Monitor the price-per-developer. As companies adjust hiring and departments, salary costs may decrease over time.

5. Embrace agility and adaptability. Swift reactions and seizing new opportunities are vital for success.

In the evolving landscape, dedication to agility and the ability to adapt will be crucial for startups.

Read more of Judah's article in Medium