In 2013, venture-backed companies generated $56.5 billion in exits, according to research firm Pitchbook. “A total of 1,814 investors had exits,” notes VentureBeat. Where did all the money
come from? “Last year saw 107 IPO exits, which is the most since 2007, the year before the Great Recession … Merger-and-acquisition activity had its slowest year since 2009.” All
told, VCs invested $49.9 billion of capital in 6,185 deals.
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