Ann Grimes reports in this morning’s Wall St. Journal about renewed signs of investor life among venture investors in Silicon Valley.
Ideas for start-ups are bubbling, and infusions into early-stage companies were up 43% in the second quarter over the previous quarter, according to a survey released this month by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Thomson Venture Economics and the National Venture Capital Association. “The summer slowdown that used to take place hasn’t happened this year,” says Magdalena Yesil, a general partner at U.S. Venture Partners.
In a related article, Grimes reports on the segments that seem to be generating the most investor interest: alternative energy, medical devices, wireless networking, business services, and video chips. An interesting omission: network security.