With 2016 now officially in the rear-view mirror, entrepreneurs and startup leaders have focused their attention on the new year. This week, technology-news publication GeekWire questioned five Seattle-area venture capitalists on their predictions for trends and forecasts for 2017.
Optimistic by nature, the VCs believe the Nasdaq will continue to surge, with one even predicting a 25 percent uptick. In addition to a steady stream of initial public offerings, GeekWire found that VCs admitted they feel confident about the cloud computing, artificial intelligence and personalized genomics industries raising in capital in 2017.
Learn more about the VCs’ 2017 predictions, and more in this edition of Founders Flash.
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