Concerns about the fiscal cliff are weighing on the VC community, but investors and CEOs of venture-backed companies still see some bright spots in 2013, like emerging markets and health care IT.
The National Venture Capital Association has released its "Venture View Predictions Survey Results," a survey of more than 600 VCs and CEOs of venture-backed companies. The verdict: "pockets of optimism despite ongoing uncertainty.," according to the 2013 Venture View predictions survey.
First, the Ugly: The fiscal cliff continues to loom large, and the respondents see the federal government having unprecedented influence over the growth or stagnation of the industry. Both VCs and CEOs predict fewer available VC dollars, though more than two thirds of the CEOs surveyed plan to raise money anyways.