VC Forecast: Don't Forget the Umbrella

Schachter, Ken
December 2008
Red Herring;12/17/2008, p2
Trade Publication
This article looks at the results of the third annual "Predictions Survey" released by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) in December 2008. It predicts a pullback in investing as firms allocate resources to stabilize their current portfolio companies and an ongoing inability to cash out via initial public offerings (IPO). It found that 92 percent of venture capitalists (VC) expect a decrease in investment in dollar terms for 2009. Majority of VCs also expect that institutional investors will trim allocations to venture capital.


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