Toto, This isn’t 1997 any more!

The Wall Street Journal points to further evidence of the collapse of Venture Capital.  Typical of the doom laden quotes is this:

“Dallas is an entrepreneurial city, but it won’t be driven by venture capital going forward,” said Daniel T. Owen, a venture capitalist at the 16th-floor firm H02 Partners, which plans to wind down its venture business over the next few years. “The pure venture-capital model is really thriving in just Silicon Valley and Boston.”

The bottom line is, in this case the bottom line, as VCs who haven’t managed to make any money for their investors are left bemused by the unwillingness of anyone else to hand over cash. I’m bemused as to whether that’s an arrogant or stupid view of the world.

Toto, This isn’t 1997 any more!

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