The National Venture Capital Association has gone on record as predicting that we will see a “pick-up” in venture capital investment this year. NVCA President, Mark Heesen goes on to say in a recent press release, that their cautious optimism is a result of the recovering economy, “the improving exit market and a renewed excitement in the IT sector,” all of which “have engendered a confidence among VCs.”
I, too, share his optimism, but I highlight that during the extremely difficult fundraising years of 2008, 2009 and 2010 the Astia portfolio maintained its historically consistent and exceptional success rate.
• Greater than 60% achieved funding or an exit within one year
• Over $940 million raised
• 21 exits, comprised of 2 IPOs and 19 M&As
It is because of the ongoing performance of the Astia portfolio, that we proudly invite you to get to know the Astia entrepreneurs. They hold the promise of innovation and the economic recovery we all seek in 2011.
A very special thank you to the Astia community without whom, none of this would be possible.
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