CEO Survey, March 2009--growth-stage companies

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CEO survey results from March 2009 of innovation stage technology and science-driven companies around spending, revenue, economic considerations, etc.

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CEO Survey, March 2009--growth-stage companies

  1. 1. What are you spending more on in 2009 than 2008? custom er staffing retention 8% 5% Everything nothing 5% 8% M&A 5% developm ent R&D 8% 5% Em ployee benefits 3% fundraising 3% severance 3% m arketing 22% sales 25% Copyright, BSG Team Ventures, March, 2009
  2. 2. When do you predict the market conditions to take a turn for the better? 31% 31% 35% 26% 30% 25% 20% 15% 7.90% 10% 2.60% 5% 0% Q2 2010 Q1 2010 Q4 2009 Q3 2009 Q2 2009 or beyond Quarter Copyright, BSG Team Ventures, March, 2009
  3. 3. Are you seriously considering employee reduction in Q2’ 09? Yes, 27% No, 73% Copyright, BSG Team Ventures, March, 2009
  4. 4. What percentage reduction of full-time employee headcount are you planning on? 40% 60% Less than 20% 20-39% Copyright, BSG Team Ventures, March, 2009
  5. 5. If you are planning on making additional cost reductions, which THREE (3) below are likely to be part of them? Reduced hours/ 4- Delaying specific day work weeks new Salary reductions project/product development Moving from direct sales to channel/indirect Reducing cash Outsourcing of key comp and responsibilties increasing equity (dev, testing, sales, etc.to make cost variable) Copyright, BSG Team Ventures, March, 2009
  6. 6. If you could ask your peer CEOs a question, what would it be? staffing burnrate 17% 17% economy 28% funding 38% Copyright, BSG Team Ventures, March, 2009
  7. 7. What is your primary industry sector? Software/ Internet/ Telecom 61% Cleantech 8% Other 10% Medical Interactive Life Sciences/ Devices 11% Biotech 5% media/ content/ community 5% Copyright, BSG Team Ventures, March, 2009
  8. 8. What best describes your primary invested capital structure? Corporate investor/ ow ner Angel 13% Other 3% 5% Private equity 11% Bootstrapped 11% Venture capital 57% Copyright, BSG Team Ventures, March, 2009
  9. 9. CEOs responding to survey from the following industries: Interactive Biotech media Cleantech 5% 5% 8% Other 11% Medical Devices Software / 11% Internet / Telecom 60% Copyright, BSG Team Ventures, March, 2009

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