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Venture industry invests $136.5b in 2019

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By the end of 2019, the venture industry deployed $136.5 billion in U.S.-based companies, surpassing the $130 billion mark for the second consecutive year, according to the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, the quarterly report on venture capital activity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem jointly produced by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), with support from Silicon Valley Bank and Carta.

Vast amounts of available capital resources continued to drive growth in deal sizes and valuations across all stages. Although venture-backed exit activity cooled off in fourth quarter 2019 recorded the annual record for U.S. VC exit value at $256.4 billion across 882 liquidity events.

This unprecedented flow of capital back to general partners and limited partners should drive impressive return metrics, encourage more fundraising and increase allocation to ventu

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