Session: Importance of Startups to Global Economy
Techstars CEO Maëlle Gavet shows how to fundraise in a downturn. We know markets are shifting and the future appears stormy. The Techstars community is helping founders amplify their resilience through the power of our network. A recent WSJ survey of economists has a probability of recession in the next 12 months at 63% up from 49% in July. A global recession is imminent, so due diligence needs to be greater and this is where Techstars complements LPs and VCs of where their investments should go for future growth.
- Survive and Thrive in difficult economic environment
Maëlle Gavet is CEO of Techstars and has been a leading technology executive and entrepreneur for over 15 years.
One of the tech industry’s brightest stars, Maëlle Gavet has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40, one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company and was fifth among Time magazine’s List of the Top 25 ‘Female Techpreneurs’. After six years as a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group she went on to become CEO of OZON.ru and executive VP of operations of the Priceline Group, the largest online and travel agency in the world which includes brands like OpenTable, Kayak, and Booking.com.