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If you needed to sum up 2023 with any sort of adjective or succinct description, it might be fitting to call it the year of the anti-narrative.

For 12+ years, save for basically one quarter of COVID uncertainty, the growth narrative was clean, consistent, and fairly linear.

Last year, though, was a reminder that, outside of those times, much of the macro works in varying degrees of fits and starts where a single thread is harder to highlight: The pessimism of 2022 was met with a strong public market start to 2023.

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  • The greater concentration of C-level hires
  • Possible reasons for PE compensation trending above the benchmark
  • Why Seed/Series A search volume remains flat while the rest of VC continues to decline

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