Seed Stage Slaughter

VC Outlook for Startup Funding in 2012: ‘Optimism Wanes’

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Dow Jones VentureSource just released their sixth annual Venture View survey today, polling 500 VCs and CEOs of venture-backed companies. If their instincts are right, all the happy go-go funding news, we’ve been hearing—including $17.8 million for TaskRabbit, $35 million for Outbrain, and $2 million for Zipmark just in the last 24 hours—doesn’t tell the full story of what to expect in 2012.

Outlook has shifted from optimism to realism, with CEOs more optimistic than investors themselves. Read More