Seed Slowdown: How Founders Should Be Thinking About Valuations Right Now

As an early-stage founder, you’re likely very aware of the slow-down happening in the market and the impact it’s having on round sizes, but what does that mean for you? Watch the replay below for a discussion on how you should think about your valuation in this market from a VC perspective and how to best set yourself up for success and get funded!

Featured speakers:

Ali Rosenthal is the founder and Managing Partner of Leadout Capital, which she started in 2018. Ali was one of Facebook’s earliest business hires where she was instrumental in driving growth and adoption of Facebook Mobile. Ali was most recently, the VP of Partnerships at Wealthfront.

Ali started her career at Goldman Sachs (M&A Group) and worked on late stage growth investing at General Atlantic Partners. She served on the board of AutoNation (AN) for 8.5 yrs. Ali was an EIR at Greylock Partners and has been an active angel investor since 2011 backing Deca and Unicorns Figma, Matterport (MTTR), Envoy, Beauty For All, CircleCI and Wealthfront. You can find a list of Ali’s angel investments here

Leslie Feinzaig is the founder and Managing Director of Graham & Walker, an early stage venture capital fund and community on a mission to reshape the Nasdaq by investing in tech companies founded and led by women. In 5 years, she turned a 25-person Facebook group into the most prominent and tightly engaged community for women-founded startups and aligned investors in America, and raised a venture capital fund to invest in (and with) the best of them.

Born and raised in Costa Rica, Leslie was named one of Forbes Magazine’s Most Powerful Women from Central America, Worth Magazine’s Worthy 100, Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40, and Seattle Magazine’s Most Influential People. Leslie serves on the Boards of the Washington Technology Industry Association, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, and the HBS Equity and Entrepreneurship Initiative Alumni Advisory Board. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a contributing writer for Fortune, Fast Company, and Techcrunch.

About Graham & Walker

Graham & Walker is a venture firm that activates the potential of all women in business through programs, community, and direct investments. We are on a mission to reshape the Nasdaq by investing in tech companies founded and led by women. For more information, please visit

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