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悄然改变的风险资本市场格局 - The Changing Venture Capital Landscape

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悄然改变的风险资本市场格局 - The Changing Venture Capital Landscape

October 12, 2013

    泛伟律师事务所公司组的合伙人 Barry Kramer 最近接受《第一财经周刊》的采访, 为一篇题为“Free Money”的文章提供了自己有关硅谷风险资本环境变化的看法。

    Kramer 向《第一财经周刊》说:“近年来,随着微型风险投资公司、加速器、天使投资基金、众筹、投资者配对网站(如 AngelList)和二级交易市场的兴起,风险投资公司的运营环境已发生巨大变化。”

    “10 年前,您可能需要投入数百万美元的资金才能创办一家风险投资公司。现在,您只需要几千美元就能让公司初具规模。”他补充道。

    自从泛伟发布第一期季度“风险资本调查”以来,至今已过去了十年。作为该调查的联合撰稿人之一,Kramer 表示,风险投资人现在面临新的挑战。

    “但风险投资现在面临一个困境:他们在最近 10 年的回报并不好。”Kramer 说,“看看美国财政问题、欧债危机,以及上市公司 IPO 活动的缩减,这些都让他们感到宏观环境不容乐观。他们必须更加谨慎。”


    “A 轮融资短缺”一词最近常常被提到,用以形容“虽然得到种子融资的公司很多,但是进入到 A 轮融资的公司却很少”这一越来越普遍的现象。Kramer 指出,A 轮融资短缺“并不一定是坏事”。

    “[A 轮融资短缺] 意味着学会从失败中吸取教训的人越来越多了。”他说。​​​​​​​​​​​​​