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Tokyo, Chiyoda-Ku, Japan, 2011/05/17 - The report that Navasota Group has studied, indicates that optimism is growing in fits and starts depending on the sector in question.
Navasota Group has studied the result of a survey of 33 San Francisco Bay Area venture capitalists in March 2011. This quarter's result was significantly higher from the previous quarter's result, indicating an increasing upward momentum in confidence since its low point in Q4 2008.
This is the 29th consecutive quarterly survey and report and, thus, provides unique quantitative and qualitative trend data and analysis on the confidence of Silicon Valley VCs in the future high-growth entrepreneurial environment.
The report that Navasota Group has studied indicates that optimism is growing in fits and starts depending on the sector in question.
Venture capital has become a tale of two cities: It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. It is the age of wisdom, it is the age of foolishness. Or possibly four cities — consumer, enterprise, cleantech, and biotech. And the social and mobile web ecosystems are growing at a torrid pace.
The trend of increasing IPO exits, rising LP funding, higher valuations and growing venture investment, along with increasing VC confidence, points to a healthy venture capital business model and portends an exciting year in the venture world.
In a companion study on confidence among venture capitalists in China, Navasota Group found that confidence declining to a two-year low on concerns of bubble valuations, inflation rates and political uncertainty. But since this is only concerning new startups and not current ventures, this will only result in even stronger returns for Navasota Groups current investments.
About Navasota Group
Founded in 2003, Navasota Group (navasotagroup.com) specializes in; alternative energy, biotechnology, oil and gas technology, medical devices and instrumentation, imaging and diagnostics, nanotechnology firms, heavy industry technology, and mining operations. Navasota Group funds total more than $800 million.