Friday, May 27, 2005

Is A Consumer VC Bubble Coming?: "There's some emerging data to support the 'consumer bubble' theory.  VentureOne recently reported that in 2003, there were 183 consumer deals and $1.2 billion invested.  In 2004, it jumped to 246 deals and $2.1 billion invested.  I would be surprised if 2005 didn't continue the trend.  Most worrying, this month's featured event at Harvard Business School Club of Boston is, you guessed it, 'Emerging Trends in Consumer Technologies'.  Uh oh.  Anytime HBS jumps on a bandwagon, you know it's the top of the curve." —Jeff Bussang (IDG)