Top Angels Talk About Irrepressible Seed Market

Extracted 15DEC2011 from

Seed investing fell 56% in the recent third quarter to the lowest level of the past six years, according to the MoneyTree Report. The question is whether this accurately reflects the seemingly irrepressible seed market.

One line of thinking is that the MoneyTree study may not entirely capture the continued ground swell of support for these earliest of enterprises. It may overstate the fall off because of its focus on venture capitalists and not angels. This viewed seemed to be the consensus of a panel of angels and seed investors Wednesday at the AlwaysOn Venture Summit Silicon Valley.

...interest is high. Menlo Ventures’ $20 million Talent Fund has made 10 investments since June, says Managing Director Shervin Pishevar. “I see these incubators as the new university” for entrepreneurs, he added.