last100, Natalie Fonseca is covering the NewTeeVee Live event. One of the panels today featured VCs talking about funding for the Internet TV market. Depending on who was talking - and the panel included VCs who have backed online video startups like Veoh and Heavy.com - the outlook for VC investments "varied from treacherous to less treacherous", reported Natalie. She wrote:On our network blog
"Entertainment-lawyer-turned-VC Dennis Miller of Spark Capital warned that there are already investors who are becoming ÄúroadkillÄù and there will be more roadkill ahead. George Zachary of Charles River Ventures generally agreed that there arenÄôt a lot of Google-like opportunities in video now that will pay mega-dividends to early investors. Instead, Zachary thinks the money isnÄôt in the content but in the social networks that are built around content.
Mike Hirshland of Polaris Venture Partners was more optimistic about the possibility for at least a few companies to reach the critical mass needed to really take off Äî and to pay off for VCs whoÄôve taken a chance on them."
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