In conjunction with our Q2 Venture Financing Report, Suranga Chandratillake from Balderton Capital discusses his take on the state of venture capital investing.

A few highlights

On technology companies driving valuations to historic highs: “Software is eating the world, and it has a voracious appetite. … Against a backdrop of sweeping technological change, the right companies have an opportunity to be truly gigantic.”

On European deal term trends: “This feels like a healthy place to be. Entrepreneurs are no slaves to investors, but, equally, investors are able to exercise appropriate fiduciary responsibility on behalf of their own backers.”

On how Brexit could affect the UK startup community: “My biggest long-term concern is that a hard Brexit and nationalistic rhetoric will fundamentally damage Britain’s hard-earned reputation as a welcoming, supportive home for ambitious folk from the world over.”

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