An overwhelming majority of corporate venture capital investors believe the investment environment will stay the same or moderately improve compared to last year. Fewer than one in ten expect conditions to worsen.
The findings are from a survey of more than 100 corporate venture investors that was conducted by KPMG and the National Venture Capital Association in April. Surveyors found that, in addition to a moderately optimistic outlook about opportunities, corporate VCs were also looking to put more capital to work.
Just under half (47%) of respondents expect the number of investments they make to increase by more than 10% year-over-year. Another 43% expect the number of investments to increase or decrease by less than 10%.
As for sectors of interest, corporate VCs were fairly predictable. Information technology was by far the favorite category, cited by more than two-thirds of investors. After that came telecom, cleantech, financial services, and consumer-facing businesses.
A synopsis of the survey can be viewed here.
Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.