Pilot’s inaugural State of Startups Report provides comprehensive benchmarks around what other founders are doing in the current macro environment. We hope this report proves helpful as you determine what’s right for you and your company.
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Of founders are optimistic about their startup’s outlook
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Founders' confidence levels regarding growth prospects, potential risks, and challenges for 2023.
Revenue growth rates and trajectories of startups and how they are scaling to maximize profits.
The financial health of startups with insights into runway and potential funding needs to ensure their growth plans remain on track.
How startup founders are optimizing resource allocations with spending priorities and strategic focus areas.
Despite the headlines, our surveyed startups are not expecting to conduct layoffs. About 60% of companies feel that it's extremely unlikely that they will conduct layoffs this year. Smaller startups are less likely than mid-sized startups to consider layoffs. Specifically, startups with <10 FTEs are 34% less likely to consider layoffs this year than those with 11-50 full-time employees.
Although founders are optimistic about their startups, most are less optimistic about 2023 revenue growth expectations. Median 2023 revenue growth expectations are less than half of that of 2022, with the median startup expecting to 2x revenue (vs. 4.9x in 2022).