This article discusses the impact of the Federal Reserve’s decision not to cut interest rates and its implications for various sectors, including venture capital (VC). The Federal Reserve’s indication that rate cuts are unlikely in the near future has led to concern among investors. The article highlights differing opinions among VC investors regarding the significance of interest rates on their investment strategies. Early-stage investors believe that while interest rates affect the total funds available for venture capital, they should not be the primary focus, as innovation cycles matter more. However, later-stage investors express the need for multiple rate cuts to signal a positive direction in the market.