IVCA Feature: Online Predictions for Venture Capital and Private Equity in 2015

IVCA Feature: Online Predictions for Venture Capital and Private Equity in 2015

With 2014 coming to a close, the year that looms comes into focus. What are the online bloggers, pundits and websites predicting for the Venture Capital and Private Equity industries in 2015, and what does it say for the trends in the economy overall? The IVCA combed the web for the following articles, a look inside as to what industry journalists and experts are saying about the upcoming year.
Forbes. com, ‘Here’s What Venture Capitalists Want to Fund in 2015 – And What They Don’t'
It’s a head-spinning time for venture capitalists. This year, they’re continuing to get disrupted by upstarts from angel investors to new giants like Andreessen Horowitz, yet they also enjoyed the most initial public offerings since 2000...
READ MORE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthof/2014/12/09/heres-what-venture-capitalists-want-to-fund-in-2015-and-what-they-dont/ 
The DealMarket Blog ‘VC Predictions for 2015’
A Forbes journalist scoped a recent Silicon Valley conference, hosted by legal advisory Orrick, and reported he following what’s hot predictions and what’s not from the VC discussion panel.
READ MORE: http://www.dealmarketblog.com/vc-predictions-for-2015-orrick-seed-stage-panel/ 
TECH Vibes Goes to the Great White North in ‘A Canadian Venture Capitalists Top Predictions for 2015'

The end of every year brings a proliferation of prediction lists. As we end an incredibly active 2014 in the tech/investment world, I am adding my own thoughts on what might be coming in 2015.
READ MORE: http://www.techvibes.com/blog/boris-wertz-2015-predictions-2014-12-12 
The PitchBook Blog’s ‘Top Three Fundraising Opportunities in PE’
As 2014 wraps up, predictions of what 2015 has in store for private equity have abounded. One trend of note from this year is the strong limited partner interest in funds that focus on the lower and upper ends of the middle market.
READ MORE: http://blog.pitchbook.com/top-three-fundraising-opportunities-in-pe/ 
An Opinion on McGuireWoods.com...’Private Equity 2015: Will LP Bets on the ‘Upper’ and ‘Lower’ Middle Markets Pay Off?’
Despite what may happen by the end of this year in private equity, 2014 will be a year with a strong first half followed by a pullback in the second half.
READ MORE: http://www.mcguirewoods.com/Client-Resources/Alerts/2014/11/Private-Equity-2015.aspx 
The Wall Street Journal, ‘Will 2015 be the Year of the Co-Investment?’

Investors eager to save on fees and potentially increase returns have in recent years launched co-investment programs or deployed capital to dedicated co-investment funds which invest directly into deals alongside private equity firms.
READ MORE: http://blogs.wsj.com/privateequity/2014/12/09/will-2015-be-the-year-of-the-co-investment/ 
CrowdfundBeat.com, ’15 Predictions for Crowdfunding and Alternative Financing in 2015’

Dr Richard Swart, in many ways, is a barometer for the global industry...We asked him to make predictions based on his knowledge of what corporations, governments and investors are expecting in 2015. 
READ MORE: http://crowdfundbeat.com/2014/12/14/15-predictions-for-crowdfunding-and-alternative-finance-in-2015/
Fortune.com’s ’29 Predictions for 2015: Fortune’s Crystal Ball’
We parsed the data and polled the experts to bring you 29 well-studied predictions of the events, people, and ideas that will matter in 2015.
READ MORE: http://fortune.com/2014/12/04/predictions-2015-future-business/

The IVCA would like to wish everyone in the association the happiest of holidays, and the hope for a prosperous 2015.