The Venture Capital Confidence Index – A Leading Indicator

Posted on April 30, 2008


Mark Cannice, Chair of the University of San Francisco Entrepreneurship Program, provided some great insight about how venture capital and venture capital activites may foreshadow overall financial market activity.

In his video interview on The Wall Street Journal Online, Mark pointed out that venture capital operates at the “intersection of public and private finance,” providing an interesting future perspective regarding the health of the financial markets. If VCs are seeing fewer exit opportunities via IPOs or acquisition, that may serve as a leading indicator regarding the overall financial market.

The complete video interview on MarketWatch is available for public viewing (no logins/subscriptions required).