Venture Capital Fund Managers’ Industry Preference for Investments

Venture Capital Fund Managers' Industry Preference for Investments

Proof Point

Preqin survey found venture capital fund managers preferred investing in information technology over other industries in 2016

Venture Capital Fund Managers' Industry Preference for Investments

2016 (percentage of respondents)

Proof Point Findings

  • Increased Focus on High-Tech Industries – According to Preqin survey of venture capital fund managers, three of four, or 77%, preferred information technology industry for venture capital investments in 2016, followed by healthcare and telecommunications, with 52% respectively
  • Least Favorable Industries – More traditional industries, such as food and agriculture (18%), materials (17%), and real estate (4%) not attracting significant attention from investors
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include proliferation of disruptive startups, accelerating technology innovation in industries, improving capital distribution, strengthening private capital strategies, and developing regulatory frameworks to support research and innovation

Market Disruption


Date Last Updated

June 15, 2017

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