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2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey - How Confident Are Investors?

Global Investor Confidence in US Soars for Third Straight Year


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Results are in from the 2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey from Deloitte and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA):

  • Confidence in the U.S. is increasing which is driven by strong IPO markets, innovative companies and increased confidence in investors being able to fundraise, all of which bodes well for entrepreneurs.
  • Confidence is increasing in the U.S. in the face of negativity around the government not being able to enact policies to support the VC industry.
  • Less capital intensive sectors such as Cloud and SaaS are seen as more confident.
  • Confidence levels continued to wane in Brazil and China, while Canada, Israel and the UK show increased confidence.

The tenth annual survey, conducted in May and June of 2014, gauged confidence levels of more than 300 venture capital, private equity and growth equity investors in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, assessing investor confidence on the global venture capital environment, market factors shaping industries and investments in specific geographies and industry sectors.

“For the past three years the U.S. has seen a significant increase in investor confidence, continuing the trend which began to take hold in 2012,” said Jim Atwell, national managing partner of the Emerging Growth Company practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP. “Improving capital market conditions lifted the pace of initial public offerings, fed by a strong lineup of new and innovative companies like we see on the Technology Fast 500TM list, along with increased investor confidence both in the ability to fundraise as well as to achieve favorable returns on investment.”

“Continued confidence from global investors in the U.S. is welcome news for American innovators building next generation companies,” said Bobby Franklin, president and CEO of NVCA. “In order to maintain this enthusiasm in U.S. innovation, policymakers in Washington need to come together to enact policies that support the creation of sustainable, high-growth companies that create jobs and drive economic growth.”

Register for Deloitte's 2014 Global Confidence in Venture Capital Survey Dbriefs webcast on August 27 and learn about the impact of these results on your businesses. 

This report was sponsored by Deloitte & Touche LLP and was conducted in association with the National Venture Capital Association in the United States and numerous other venture capital associations around the world. To learn more, read the full survey results report below.

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2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence survey - Results presentation
2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence survey results - Press release
2013 Global Venture Capital Confidence survey - Results presentation
2013 Global Venture Capital Confidence survey results - Press release
2012 Global Venture Capital Confidence survey - Results presentation

2012 Global Venture Capital Confidence survey results - Press release
 

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