Venture capitalist confidence in the economy may be improving for the first time since 1st quarter 2007. As reported by Mark Cannice at the University of San Francisco:
USFSVVCI) is based on an on-going survey of San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley venture capitalists. The Index measures and reports the opinions of professional venture capitalists in their estimation 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 2009, based on a March 2009 survey of 30 San Francisco Bay Area venture capitalists, registered 3.03 on a 5 point scale (with 5 indicating high confidence and 1 indicating low confidence). This quarter’s reading rose from the previous quarter’s reading of 2.77 (a 5 year low).."
The historic chart is below.
Perhaps another small piece of evidence to suggest an upturn in the economy.
Note:I found this information through a tweet by @briannorgard.