TorontoStarts brought together investors to talk about what the startup investment landscape looks like in 2021 and what startups should be doing differently to get funded.
Panelists included Allison Weil - Hyde Park Venture Partners, Stuart Browne - Pycap Venture Partners
and Alex Morsink - Equivesto.
A key take away from Stuart Browne at the event was that the pandemic has resulted in "investors increasingly preferring more established business models as it will lessen the risk, a necessity considering the added risk in the economy." In addition, Browne mentioned "the new litmus test for entrepreneurs will be what they did during the pandemic - did the entrepreneur adapt successful and find a new opportunity, did they close down their business, or try to wait it out?"