17 May 2013

VC Industry Contracting and Consolidating

contracting and consolidating--

Thomson Reuters | VCF raised $4.1 Billion during first quarter 2013: "“The first quarter venture fundraising activity represents more than just a „slow start‟ to the year and really demonstrates the contracting and consolidating nature of our asset class,” said John Taylor, head of research for NVCA. “The lack of a strong exit market is keeping many funds that would like to be raising money away from investors until they can demonstrate a track record. This dynamic is keeping the number of funds raised low. Many of the larger funds closed last year and won‟t be back in the market until 2014 and beyond, keeping total dollar levels lower this year. We should be prepared for fewer funds in 2013, which will ultimately decrease investment levels from traditional firms.”"

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