Report Says Venture Capitalist Optimism On The Rise

Venture capital investor optimism rose slight in Q4, according to a report released this morning from the University of San Francisco. The report, which gauges the optimism of venture investors in Silicon Valley, saying that there was a slight rise in confidence in Q4, due to rising public capital markets, a "burgeoning" market for acquisition, plus an increasing number of IPO exits for venture-backed firms. The rise in confidence continues an overall trend for venture capitalists, who have steadily become more confident since around Q4 of 2008 and Q1 of 2009. The analysis came from the Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index, compiled by Professor Mark V. Cannice, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation with the University of San Francisco. The index polled Silicon Valley venture capitalists, and did not appear to include any Southern California venture investors.