The Outlook for Venture Capital

Posted by: Nick Leiber on December 17, 2008

The predictions for venture capital investment in 2009 aren’t good. In a survey released today by the National Venture Capital Association, 92% of the 400-plus VCs who responded expected investment to slow substantially next year. And 81% believed the overall economy would remain the same or worsen. But in a lunch meeting today at our offices in New York, VCs Kate Mitchell, managing director of Scale Venture Partners; Adele Oliva, partner at Quaker BioVentures; Ira Ehrenpreis, partner at Technology Partners; and Emily Mendell, the NVCA’s vice-president of strategic affairs, were optimistic about investment prospects for 2010.

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What's it like to run your own company today? Entrepreneurs face multiple hurdles new and old, from raising capital and managing employees to keeping up with technology and competing in a global marketplace. In this blog, the Small Business channel's John Tozzi and Nick Leiber discuss the news, trends, and ideas that matter to small business owners. Follow them on Twitter @newentrepreneur.

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