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Hope Is Not A Strategy for Venture Capital

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, VC was viewed as a small, exotic and risky opportunity. During the tech boom of the late 1990s, VC was widely viewed as a surefire ticket to riches. Now, two stock-market crashes later, many investors are concerned about the anemic returns they have received from their VC investments over the past 10 years – Venture’s Lost Decade. Is venture capital likely to continue its recent record of underperformance?