Did the past year prove as fat and happy as people expected? Last year, for the third year in a row, my industry colleagues expected the prospect of more income, better deal flow and higher confidence in themselves, their peers, and industry. We heard over the top levels of confidence – did it prove to be so? Will it be repeated this year? As usual we wonder if you have thoughts on your boss and competitors. Do you expect to make even more personal compensation next year than this year? Annually we ask our readers to weigh in and share their level of confidence in themselves, the economy and their businesses. President Obama outperformed public polling confidence levels in our community last year while Congress was, essentially, universally hated. This year we get to elect a new President and the survey desires to learn your predictions of the nominees, winner and, notwithstanding who actually runs, we’re interested in discovering who you wish will be sworn in as President next January.
Semaphore is conducting its eighth annual survey of Private Equity and Venture Capital partners, principals and professionals supporting the industry. The purpose of this survey is to gather anonymous input from our industry friends and clients with the results fully reported to all. The survey will stay live until late January.
By participating you will get to gauge your expectations with your peers, competitors and industry colleagues. The survey will take 2-3 minutes and respondent identity will not be reported to us. Results will be published in Term Sheet and on our website www.sema4usa.com. We know you have opinions – share them with the world and please take the survey.
Click here to take the survey.
Click here to see last year's results.