VENTURE CAPITAL ECONOMIC IMPACT

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  • VC is a sublet of private equity asset class invested in privately held, high-growth, early-stage companies, emerging firms before realizing a return through IPOs or M&A.
  • VC-backed companies have been a prime driver of both economic growth and private sector employment. Total market capitalization is $4.3 trillion such as Apple, BuzzFeed, Facebook, Google, Huffington Post, Microsoft, Skype, Twitter, Tumblr, and Starbucks.
  • Over the past 50 years, the U.S. VC industry has raised $0.6 trillion .
  • In 2015, 798 VC firms run 1224 funds with 93 1st time fund.

VC OUTPERFORMED SELECTED BENCHMARK

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The Cambridge Associates LLC U.S. Venture Capital Index® is an end-to-end calculation based on data compiled from 1,569 U.S. venture capital funds (1,002 early stage, 175 late & expansion stage, 386 multi-stage and 6 venture debt funds), including fully liquidated partnerships, formed between 1981 and 2014.