Test: How do venture capital feel about the investment landscape and emerging technologies in 2022?

In Partnership with Collision 2022, North America’s fastest-growing technology event, PitchBook recently surveyed 105 venture capitalists on their views on investment strategies and prospects amid market volatility, rising inflation and talent market changes. We gathered insights into their impact approaches, their investment criteria, and their thoughts on potential emerging technology destroyers.

The test below consists of the same questions we asked Collision venture capitalists between June 20-23, 2022. Test yourself to see how familiar you are with VC investor sentiment as we move into the second half in 2022

Regarding the respondents in the Collision 2022 VC investor survey

Before moving on to the test, here are the 105 respondents who weighed in.

Respondents’ fund size (USD)

Number of investments of the respondents in the last 12 months

0: 1%;  1-5: 51%;  6-10: 30%;  11-15: 10%;  16+: 8%;

The percentage of respondents for investment for the first time in a company in the last 12 months

0%: 10%;  25%: 17%;  50%: 21%;  75%: 31%;  100%: 20%;

Test: How much are you in the mood for venture capital investors?

Question: To what extent do venture capitalists strongly agree or disagree with this statement:

If the external pressures facing the venture capital ecosystem – public market instability, rising interest rates, talent market changes – continue, my company’s / fund’s investment activity will decline significantly in recent years.
A. I completely agree
B. Agree
Q. I do not agree
D. Strongly disagree

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A. Strongly agree (4%)
B. Agree (38%)
C. I do not agree (45%)
D. Strongly disagree (13%)

Question: To what extent do venture capitalists strongly agree or disagree with this statement:

Growth must be ahead of profits for VC start-ups.

A. I completely agree
B. Agree
Q. I do not agree
D. Strongly disagree

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A. Strongly agree (15%)
B. Agree (51%)
C. I do not agree (31%)
D. Strongly disagree (3%)

Q: Which of these emerging technology categories has the potential to be the most destructive in the next 5-10 years?

A. AI / ML
B. Climatic technology
C. Cloudtech
D. Consumer IoT
E. Cybersecurity
F. Fintech (blockchain / web3 / NFTs)
G. Health and wellness technologies
H. Foodtech
I. Mobility and micromobility technology
J. Supply chain and logistics technologies

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A. AI / ML (27%)
B. Climate technologies (15%)
C. Cloudtech (1%)
D. Consumer Internet of Things (1%)
E. Cybersecurity (4%)
F. Fintech (blockchain / web3 / NFTs) (30%)
G. Health and well-being tch (6%)
H. Foodtech (6%)
I. Mobility and micromobility technologies (3%)
J. Supply chain and logistics technologies (6%)

Question: What is the most exciting region to invest in at the moment?

A. Africa
B. Asia and the Pacific
C. Central America and the Caribbean
D. DACH
E. France and the Benelux
F. The Middle East
G. Scandinavians
H. North America
I. South America
J. United Kingdom and Ireland
K. Others

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A. Africa (9%)
B. Asia-Pacific region (9%)
C. Central America and the Caribbean (0%)
D. COVER (1%)
E. France and the Benelux (2%)
E. Middle East (6%)
G. Scandinavians (1%)
H. North America (58%)
I. South America (5%)
J. United Kingdom and Ireland (%)
K. Others (6%)

Question: From a venture capital perspective, what is the most important factor to consider when evaluating a technology investment opportunity?

A. The road to profitability
B. Business model
C. Pedigree of the executive team
D. Interference potential
E. Others

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A. The road to profitability (18%)
B. Business model (25%)
C. Pedigree of the executive team (26%)
D. Interruption potential (22%)
E. Others (9%)

Question: To what extent do venture capitalists strongly agree or disagree with this statement:

Record levels of capital from non-traditional sources, including CVC and financial institutions, have been the driving force behind the increase in transactions in recent years.

A. I completely agree
B. Agree
Q. I do not agree
D. Strongly disagree

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A. Strongly agree (15%)
B. Agree (59%)
C. I do not agree (26%)
D. Strongly disagree (0%)

Question: To what extent do venture capitalists strongly agree or disagree with this statement:

The increased size of transactions at the stages of financing increases the estimates, which makes it more difficult to find good investments in terms of price / quality.

A. I completely agree
B. Agree
Q. I do not agree
D. Strongly disagree

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A. Strongly agree (25%)
B. Agree (58%)
C. I do not agree (16%)
D. Strongly disagree (1%)

Q: As an industry, which are the first four areas that venture capital investors think they need to focus on in order to make the biggest impact.

  • Environmental and / or social issues
  • Risk Management
  • Diversity, justice and inclusion
  • Improved long-term investment results
  • Engagement / recruitment
  • Cyber ​​risk
  • Brand or reputation risk
  • Competitive environment
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