Venture Capital Trends 2008

The economy may be having a rough time and total venture capital investment may be down, but deals are still getting done. Here’s where some of the industry professionals intend to make investments in 2008:

  • Diverse/​alternative energy sources beyond biotech and solar
  • Personalized medicine at the molecular level
  • Medical device advancement
  • Pharma firms seeking alternative uses for proven drugs

VC investments result in new products and services being brought to market and the businesses that launch these new products and services will need ad campaigns to generate demand. Are there any businesses in your market area that have recently received venture capital funding?

National Venture Capital Association release, December 2007

Kathy Crosett
Kathy is the Vice President of Research for SalesFuel. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and oversees a staff of researchers, writers and content providers for SalesFuel. Previously, she was co-​owner of several small businesses in the health care services sector.