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Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists’ confidence in the Bay Area entrepreneurial environment rose again during the first quarter of 2018.
Confidence rose in the first quarter of 2018 as VCs expected a better IPO and M&A market on the horizon along with abundant capital to fund many of the high potential new ventures launching and growing in the Bay Area.
This quarter’s index measurement increased from the previous quarter’s index reading of 3.66; and also rose above its 14-year average of 3.71. This consecutive quarterly survey and research report provides unique quantitative and qualitative trend data and analysis on the high-growth entrepreneurial environment in the Bay Area.
The near-term outlook is positive as Silicon Valley remains the destination and launching point of visionary entrepreneurs, and the Valley’s investor-coaches remain ready and able to finance and mentor entrepreneurial dreams into innovative realities.
USF Professor Mark Cannice
Mark Cannice is department chair and professor of entrepreneurship and innovation with the University of San Francisco School of Management. Cannice authors the Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Confidence Index research study each quarter, surveying venture capitalists from more than 25 Silicon Valley firms.
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The quarterly Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index® (Bloomberg ticker symbol: SVVCCI) is based on an ongoing survey of San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley venture capitalists. The Index measures and reports the opinions of professional venture capitalists in their estimation of the high growth venture entrepreneurial environment in the San Francisco Bay Area over the next 6 – 18 months.