Another great tool from Google: Google News Timeline.
Google News Timeline - Venture Capital results from 2001
All the news that you search can be displayed in a timeline! You can see the news in a more coherent way. It is much easier to build stories and check for historical patterns.
I’ll discuss Internet Burst news and the current crisis shortly.
First, guess when these headlines were written:
All these headlines are from 2002! Now take a look at some written in 2008:
As you can see, the headlines are very similar, between 2002 and 2009. Who knows if we may have a downturn period similar to the one that occured in 2002.
Internet Boom Burst
The bad news started to pop up from April 2002: Venture capital harder to find for companies in search of funding sources, until February 2004: Technology Venture Capital Fund-Raising Accelerates.
2 years of VC industry downturn.
Seven months of VC industry downturn.
If this pattern happens again, we may have to wait 17 months before any good big news! It will be the time of my MBA graduation.