After a slower August, we’ve seen VC investments bounce back. The full details across sectors can be found on VentureBeat. There’s a buoyant sentiment in the valley again with lots of startups which had hibernated during the financing winter (Oct ‘08 to Aug ‘09) now finally surfacing to fund raise.
We’re seeing increased deal activity across all of our sectors. The recent M&A shopping sprees both large and small, has also increased the intensity. Given the amount of cash on large corporations balance sheets and the relatively lower valuation expectations, many forecast this to continue. Further, Goldman released a report this morning forecasting continued strength in the M&A market. Pure marketing perhaps, but another indicator of positive trends.