Obama, McCain, and Venture Capital

Medford, Cassimir
September 2008
Red Herring;9/16/2008, p6
Trade Publication
This article examines the importance of the 2008 U.S. presidential election to capital markets. Some policy-related issues that are relevant to venture capitalists (VC) include the future of capital gains, healthcare reform and cleantech, according to the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Capital gains are included in the innovation agendas of presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. On cleantech, Obama plans to allocate $150 billion on clean energy programs.


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