Which industries will see the heaviest VC interest in 2013?

If you’re staring 2013 in the eyes, trying to figure out whether or not your new venture is likely to attract VC investment in the new year, you might be interested in the findings presented in the 2012 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey.

The survey, conducted earlier this year by Deloitte & Touche LLP and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), shows which industries have attracted the most VC attention in 2012. Deloitte says that general partners with assets under management ranging from less than US$50 million to greater than US$10 billion were polled in the following regions: the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

Among its key findings, the survey reveals that VCs are more confident investing domestically than globally and that Brazil’s tech sector is proving to be a very enticing prospect for investors. South Africa, which received an above average confidence rating thanks to confidence in its policy making ability, attracted most investor attention in its healthcare tech, industrial and consumer retail as well as financial services industries, while mining and agriculture showed the least interest.

Not surprisingly Europe’s economic turmoil this year caused VC interest in the region to wane. Globally too, the economy has caused overall investment confidence levels to remain low, while capital markets and fundraising, investment confidence remained high.

The infographic below shows a statistical summary of the findings and detailed information is available in the full report.



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