Investing in a Downturn: The Promise and Perils of Technology Investing in Current Market Conditions

Investing in a Downturn: The Promise and Perils of Technology Investing in Current Market Conditions

Silicon Valley and “Technology Investing” seem to be synonymous in the public mind today. But dive deeper and one finds a much richer variety of technology investing with smaller hubs focused on different industry sectors. Each of these industries is disparate and has its own quirks. In the oil and gas industry, technology investing is dominated by the hubs in Houston (US), Stavanger (Norway), Aberdeen (Scotland), and Calgary (Canada).

In any environment young technology companies face challenges, but in a downturn, the need for extensive management, guidance, and nurturing becomes more critical to avoid the high attrition rate and failures associated with startups.

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