entrepreneurshipresource center

The Resource Center has all the info you'll need From content to user feedback, the resource center has the information you need for every level of the entrepreneurial process.

VC Outlook for 2010 and Beyond

Mark Marich

 

2010 will see a gradual increase in investment levels and exit transactions according to Venture View 2010, the annual year-end survey by the National Venture Capital Association. Sixty-three percent of all respondents expect venture investment dollar levels to remain the same or increase from 2009. Half of the respondents predict more companies will receive venture financing, while one-third believes the number of portfolio companies will remain the same. Clean tech continues to be a trendy selection, topping the list as 54 percent of VCs surveyed forecast higher investment levels in that arena for 2010. Other positive industries identified include: internet (46 percent); media & entertainment (33 percent; and, software (32 percent). 

However, despite the modest optimism, most felt that the venture capital industry as a whole would begin to contract. In fact, an overwhelming 90 percent predict that the number of VC firms will decline over the next five years with three-quarters predicting a contraction of anywhere between 1 - 30 percent.

comments powered by Disqus

Search the Resource Center

Stay Connected

Email Newsletter Signup

Want to get connected? Sign up to receive regular news, polls and updates from The Kauffman Foundation.

Email Newsletters

Want to be up-to-date with the latest news and updates from Entrepreneurship.org? To subscribe, just give us your email address below; you'll choose which e-newsletters you'd like to receive on the next screen.