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This is already the third biggest year in the history of venture capital

There has been a lot of negativity about venture capital, venture backed exits and IPOs lately, which is not surprising in light of the high profile declines in some of the big venture backed IPOs including FacebookZyngaGroupon, A123, etc.

However, after a close analysis, Sean Marsh concluded that “many Venture Capitalists’ view that the industry is poised to be very successful over the next decade driven by substantially decreased funding and competition amongst VCs, extraordinary levels of innovation, a larger consumer market on Internet and mobile than ever before and apparently, robust exit markets that are the lifeblood for successful venture capital investing.”

Read more about the detailed analysis.

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