Take our survey on tech startup investing (and win a gift card!)

With the stock market gyrating, as many companies shutting down as starting up and big IPOs possibly going on hold, we decided to ask GigaOM’s leading-edge readers whether you think startup investment is in trouble. Tell us what you think about investment opportunities: What’s hot, what’s not, which sectors might favor buy-outs versus IPOs and how it all will change in the near- and longer-term. We’ll be doing a Flash Analysis on the results over at GigaOM Pro, much as we did after the Google+ announcement.

We also might feature some of your thoughts in an upcoming research piece from GigaOM Pro. If you would like your name published, make sure to let us know by entering that information below in the poll. We will confirm any published responses with an email.

And if you want to be entered into a drawing for three Amazon $50 gift cards, make sure to enter your email address in the survey below. We promise your info will not be used for anything other than notifying winners and confirming the identities of those who want their views published. And, as always, those who enter their email will be sent a summary of results before the report is published.

(If you’re interested in startups in general, you might be interested in GigaOM Pro’s upcoming free webinar on scaling a startup).