Global Trends in VC 2009

The Deloitte 2009 Global Venture Capital Survey results suggest that, not surprisingly, the majority of firms plan to maintain or decrease their level of investment in the future. The pie chart below shows the proportion of U.S. firms that intend to change their level of investments in terms of capital and number of companies. There’s also a shift towards later-stage companies (figure not shown).
There is a silver lining though. The medical device group appears to be favored by global VC firms compared to other sectors. The following pie charts show the proportion of U.S. venture firms’ anticipated change in the level of investment for biopharmaceutical and medical device companies.

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