Few business communities swing from boom to bust as reliably as Silicon Valley, but detecting shifts in this opaque world can be challenging. To help illuminate the field, Bloomberg created the U.S. Startups Barometer, a new weekly indicator that tracks the overall health of the business environment for private technology companies based in the U.S.
So how 'healthy' is the American Venture Capital business?
The short answer is - not very!
Despite the still-low-rates, record small business optimism, and Trump-promised tax-cuts, deals, deal amounts, initial financings, and exits are down hard...
Still we are sure the exceptional cash-burning abilities of Snap Inc. will reinvigorate the start-up business any day now.