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Trends in Venture Capital

Posted By Scott Shane On June 28, 2010 @ 6:09 am In Startup,VC & Angel Capital | 14 Comments

Times are not good for the venture capital industry. A recent press release [1] from the National Venture Capital Association and Cambridge Associates explained that ten year returns for investments in venture capital funds were now negative.

While the decade-long trend of poor financial returns to limited partners is the headline grabber, the venture capital industry has witnessed a number of other changes over the last decade.

At a May 2010 workshop on venture capital at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, I made a presentation outlining some of the industry trends. Rather than write about what the presentation said, I’m posting it here.

Venture capital trends presentation (PDF) [2]

Venture capital trends [2]Hopefully some of you will read it and comment. I’m interested to hear what others have to say about the trends.


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[1] press release: http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Venture-Capital-Industry-Saw-Short-Term-Performance-Improvements-at-the-End-of-2009-1260366.htm

[2] Venture capital trends presentation (PDF): http://smallbiztrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Venture_capital_trends-2.pdf