Half-full glass (Kurt Schlosser photo)

Optimism fades as venture capitalists head into 2012

Generally speaking, venture capitalists and startup CEOs are kind of half-glass-full kind of folks. But even these optimistic groups are uncertain about the economic environment in 2012. According to the sixth annual predictions survey released today by the National Venture Capital Association, venture capitalists and startup CEOs are not as bullish as they were at the… Read More


Venture capitalists see better returns, but dark clouds loom

The venture capital industry saw an improvement in returns during most time frames for the period ended in June, though dark clouds remain on the horizon. As the chart above shows, returns improved across all time frames except the 15-year period. However, in the one and three-year periods, venture capital performed worse than the public… Read More