2009 Venture Capital Rewind

by Zach Robins


Per my introduction, one objective of this column is to provide analysis on the venture market and highlight growth segments. In order to assess where we are at and where we are going, it’s important to know where we have been. This post serves as a rewind of the last year, via data points and statistics.


  • 2009 was a down year for venture financings and M&A.
  • A slight rebound was detected in the 4th Quarter of 2009
  • Whiled guarded, financiers have greater optimism towards 2010.