Valley VCs Get The Blues

Schachter, Ken
April 2008
Red Herring;4/17/2008, p3
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a study from the University of San Francisco in California about venture capitalists (VCs) in the San Francisco Bay Area. The study found that the Silicon valley VC Confidence Index dropped from 3.54 to 3.22 which showed that venture capitalists are more pessimistic than at any time since the survey was introduced more than four years. According to Professor Mark Cannice, who oversaw the survey, the VCs cited the credit squeeze and volatility in financial markets as factors in blocking exits of venture-backed companies.


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