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What VCs Want in 2016 From cybersecurity to robotics: 2016 investment predictions from top VCs

By Michelle Goodman

This story appears in the January 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »


What do venture capitalists want? For entrepreneurs in search of funding, this is the perennial question.

Last year the world saw a record high of venture capital investments, with total deals topping $100 billion, according to a report by auditing giant KPMG and data clearinghouse CB Insights. Dominating the investment marketplace were internet companies, which obviously won't go out of style anytime soon; same goes for tech, mobile, telecom, healthcare, financial, education and consumer startups.

So what will be hot this year? We asked some leading VCs to put their money where their mouths are, filling us in on the sectors that excite them most -- and those likely to score major financing in the months ahead.

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