The 2012 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey by Deloitte and the US National Venture Capital Association found that Israel ranked fourth in overall confidence in investing, after the US, Brazil, and China. Israel ranked third worldwide in confidence in the home country's economy, after Brazil and Germany.
However, Israel tied with the Netherlands in third place, behind Brazil and Canada in investors' confidence in the government's policymaking.
In addition to domestic investments, Israeli funds are bullish on the US and China.
Israel ranked first in confidence in investing in the domestic market. As is the case in most countries, local funds have strong confidence in the domestic market. Excluding the local effect, Israel is ranked third, tied with China, in investors' confidence.
The survey covered 440 venture capital, private equity, and growth equity investors in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Israel, which were asked about their confidence levels on issues affected the global venture capital environment, including investments in geographies, industry sectors, and market factors shaping the industry. 70% of the respondents were in the US, and 13 were in Israel.
Deloitte Brightman Almagor Zohar chairman Yigal Brightman said, "Fore global venture capitalists, Israel is perceived as a good place for investment, but it is still quite difficult translating this shiny image into follow-on investments by many venture capital funds."
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on July 16, 2012
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