Friday, November 14, 2008

Perspectives: State of Venture Capital

This slideshare presentation developed by audits the state of the venture capital capital. It's a nice synopsis of a huge challenge - getting money to innovators. Whether venture capital industry is the answer doesn't matter. What matters is that we continue to develop innovation as a pipeline to new technology leaps and healthier long term economic growth.

Judy Estrin tackled this concept during her recent presentation as part of Stanford's Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Lecture - "Is Innovation Withering on the Vine." Whether you agree with the politics of the podcast or not, the principle remains the same - the innovation pipeline is slowing.

This supports some of the thoughts presented in a previous article - "Venture Capital: Moving Up the Ladder" - posted back in August. This isn't surprising to most in the industry.

Revelation is not the issue, resolution is...

(And a "Thank you!" goes to Mike Simonsen for pointing out both the presentation on and Judy's participation in the Stanford series. That's why he's the boss...)


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