A realistic optimist’s view on Venture Capital
During the last year there has been considerable discussion regarding the current state of the venture capital industry: Are we in a bubble? Why has there been a dearth of major technology company IPOs? How much higher can valuations skyrocket, yet why does it seem increasingly difficult for earlier stage startups to raise their Series A and B rounds?
Ryan Armrbust takes a look at the state of VC and sees interesting and exciting times ahead.
I see the advancing pace of technology development as a positive signal for the market. I believe we are entering one of history’s best markets for investing in emerging technologies, and that astute investors will focus on the smartest and most innovative technology leaders. So, I prefer to follow the technology, not the market prognosticators.