2013 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey – How Confident Are Investors?

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The ninth annual survey, conducted in May and June of 2013, gauged confidence levels of more than 400 venture capital, private equity and growth equity investors in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and Israel, assessing investor confidence on the global venture capital environment, market factors shaping industriesand investments in specific geographies and industry sectors.

Few important points-

    U.S. venture capitalists more confident in their own backyard
    Enthusiasm for Brazil, China and other emerging markets is fading
    Investors lack faith in governments’ ability to pass and enact pro-venture capital policy
    Cloud and mobile sectors enjoy notable popularity in U.S.

After years of enthusiasm for emerging markets, investor sentiment is increasing favorably towards the United States in an environment where venture capitalists remain cautious about the global economy and pessimistic about government policies around investing,” said James Atwell, national managing partner of the Emerging Growth Company Practice, Deloitte Services LP. “Uncertainty continues to be the primary concern for investors.”

“Here in the United States, many venture capital firms are turning inward where tremendous investment opportunity exists in their own backyard,” said Mark Heesen, president of the NVCA. “After a decade of VCs kicking the tires abroad, global investing remains the strategy of fewer firms that have the resources and wherewithal to successfully manage an international portfolio. Although we remain challenged here in the U.S. from a political and capital markets perspective, our issues are familiar and addressable – and optimism is expected to increase throughout the year.”

This report was sponsored by Deloitte & Touche LLP and was conducted in association with the National Venture Capital Association in the United States and numerous other venture capital associations around the world.

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Mohit Bansal(23) is B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India. He has interest in business and entrepreneurship and has published couple of research articles. He is also associated with various NGOs. He is with Techaloo when it was just in concept stage. The Techaloo site was not existing even then. Currently Mohit is working with Mu Sigma as a Business Analyst Profile.

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