Venture Capital Investment Creates Optimism

For the first time in a year, there might be a glimmer of real hope about the economy—if new venture capital investment numbers can be believed. Both Dow Jones VentureSource and the National Venture Capital Association reported increases in venture capital investments for the second quarter, the first time this has happened in four quarters.

The increases in the last quarter appear to be more modest for New England, but experts predict that our region will continue to rebound. And, analysts reported the health-care industry moved ahead of information technology in terms of dollars invested.

What this means for us is that there are more dollars available now than last winter, and that means more jobs are being created, and more investments are being made into startups and smaller companies. The numbers also mean that if you’re starting up a company in the health-care field, you also might be in line for a shot in the arm.

For more information about these venture capital investment figures, and what it might mean for you and the economy, take a look at this masshightech.com article at http://www.masshightech.com/stories/2009/07/20/weekly10-VC-investment-numbers-bring-a-touch-of-optimism.html.