RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Looking at 15 different local or regional job board sites for “startup” jobs in the Triangle, the exclusive WRAL TechWire Jobs Report showed only 3,806 openings (not accounting for duplications in postings) this week.

A new episode of the business of startups podcast Equity, released Tuesday, featured venture capitalist Deepka Rana from Northzone, a London-based multi-stage venture capital firm.

Rana, a Principal at Northzone who focuses on early-stage tech, said that strong startup founders have a “healthy level of paranoia” that’s been heightened after 2023.

“Ultimately, I find, you know, some of the founders that I work with, that I’ve been really impressed with, there’s always this sort of this healthy level of paranoia that just doesn’t go away,” said Rana on the podcast. “And that is heightened, you know, after what we’ve been through this year.”

Rana also said she is optimistic about better things in the new year.

“My view is that we are going to see more stability in 2024,” said Rana. “Not saying we’re out the woods yet; there still might be some turbulence some tough situations that founders and investors have to deal with. But by and large, I’m very much hoping that 2023 will be seen as the more turbulent year and 2024 is where everyone can have internalized the new normal and can go back to building.”

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Startup job trends in the Triangle

This week’s numbers are down 28.57% compared to last week and at the lowest since TechWire began tracking this data.

Here’s a look at the trend from the last 18 months:

Here are the numbers from all 15 different local or regional job board sites that we review weekly for WRAL TechWire’s exclusive Jobs Report for “startup” jobs:

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