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Minsky Moments in Venture Capital

Markets rise, and markets fall. This much, at least, is well-known. But why do market cycles occur? What causes the pendulum to swing from euphoria to crisis and back? Hyman Minsky was a 20th-century economist whose ‘financial instability hypothesis’ is probably the best-known explanation for the boom and bust cycles that characterize public financial markets. But there’s far less examination — in fact, there's almost none — of how Minsky dynamics apply to

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Tim Connors core team
8 months ago

Co-Founder & Founding Investor @ Platform Venture Studio

great read. facebook cacs were good, money flooded in, facebook cacs got too high, CACD suffered, public co revs/earnings suffered, so now late stage vc valuations affected. a good reminders that 1. early stage vc is where to be 2. pay close attention to CACD!