2013 Global trends in venture capital survey
How Confident Are Investors?
Investor confidence in U.S. grows as sentiment declines in emerging markets.
The ninth annual survey, conducted in May and June of 2013, gauged confidence levels of more than 400 venture capital, private equity and growth equity investors in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and Israel, assessing investor confidence on the global venture capital environment, market factors shaping industriesand investments in specific geographies and industry sectors.
Results are in from the 2013 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey from Deloitte and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA):
- U.S. venture capitalists more confident in their own backyard
- Enthusiasm for Brazil, China and other emerging markets is fading
- Investors lack faith in governments’ ability to pass and enact pro-venture capital policy
- Cloud and mobile sectors enjoy notable popularity in U.S.
"After years of enthusiasm for emerging markets, investor sentiment is increasing favorably towards the United States in an environment where venture capitalists remain cautious about the global economy and pessimistic about government policies around investing," said James Atwell, national managing partner of the Emerging Growth Company Practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "Uncertainty continues to be the primary concern for investors."