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Before you pack up your business plan for a funding road trip, consider what leading venture capitalists are thinking. We polled 10 VCs to find out which ideas are sizzling or fizzling.
Jason Strober, partner with VantagePoint Venture Partners; San Bruno, Calif.
"Wireless technologies and wireless services."
"Optics, optical networking components especially."
"Caching schemes to improve the user experience on the internet."
John Hummer, Partner with Hummer Winblad
"It is too easy to say what is hot and what is not. What's really hot is, simply, business models with good financial controls, and people who understand how the world has changed."
"Every VC will say that b-to-c is out of favor. Well, guess what? I am certain that there will be good b-to-c companies that are run by hard- headed people who know that profits matter."
"What is definitely not hot anymore are …