Venture Capital: now and after the Dotcom Crash

Venture Capital: now and after the Dotcom Crash

Venture Capital: now and after the Dotcom Crash

UK startups saw a 40% decline in venture capital activity in the past two years according to new research by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). The number of exits has fallen by 40% and fundraising dropped by over 50% both in terms of the number of funds raising new capital and total amounts raised. Venture Capital: now and after the Dotcom Crash also compares today’s venture activity trends with the dotcom crash, and finds this crisis compounded by the challenges already facing technology entrepreneurs since 2002. In particular, two new trends affect today’s market: The time taken to successfully exit, through a floatation or takeover, is getting longer. Across the world this averages almost seven and a half years, the longest period seen over the past tw... »