Tech startup Venture Capital funding moving towards consumer vs. enterprise – WSJ article

Scott Dunlop, The Bivium GroupThis great article in a recent issue of the WSJ –  talks about how Consumer starting VC funding in Q1 2011 tripled to $874M from $310M, while the business apps/enterprise side of the world “only” moved up to $2.3B from $1.9B – there has definitely been a pivot in both funding, and interest – although the trend and perhaps  continued achilles heel for the Boston software/tech market has been, until recently, the lack of critical mass of consumer-facing software/web companies.

The trends are changing, and the software engineering job market in Boston is certainly reflecting  that – increasing market value is being assigned to candidate who can work in fast release cycles, and have experience working in a consumer-facing environment,


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