Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index Q1 2018

5 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2018

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Mark Cannice

University of San Francisco - School of Management

Date Written: May 17, 2018

Abstract

The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index™ (Bloomberg ticker symbol: SVVCCI) is based on a recurring quarterly survey of San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley venture capitalists. The Index measures and reports the opinions of professional venture capitalists on their estimations of the high growth venture entrepreneurial environment in the San Francisco Bay Area over the next 6 - 18 months. The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index™ for the first quarter of 2018, based on a March 2018 survey of 34 San Francisco Bay Area venture capitalists, registered 3.76 on a 5-point scale (with 5 indicating high confidence and 1 indicating low confidence). 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. The increasing sentiment was driven in large measure by expectations of an improving exit market, abundant capital, and a continuing wave of sophisticated new ventures that aim to transform business as we know it.

Keywords: Silicon Valley, venture capital, confidence

JEL Classification: G

Suggested Citation

Cannice, Mark, Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index Q1 2018 (May 17, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3186137 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3186137

Mark Cannice (Contact Author)

University of San Francisco - School of Management ( email )

San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

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