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ESG in VC: Moving Beyond Talk to Action: Join us on August 24th in San Francisco for an ESG-focused educational workshop with VC leaders. Learn more and RSVP.

VC University ONLINE general registration now open: Register today for Cohort 11, which starts September 1st.

Underrepresented & Emerging Managers: SSBCI could be a valuable source of capital for your fund. Learn more on our SSBCI resource page.

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8,400+

high-growth startups—across all 50 states and DC—raised venture funding in 2018 to build and growth their businesses.

42%

of all U.S. IPOs from 1974 to 2015 were venture-backed companies, representing 63% of the market capitalization and 85% of R&D.

2.9 million

is the average net jobs created annually between 1980 and 2010 by high-growth startups, which account for ~50% of gross jobs created in the U.S.

1,300+

U.S. venture firms are active today, managing an aggregate of $444 billion in assets.

10,000+

high-growth startups—across all 50 states and DC—raised venture funding in 2019 to build and grow their businesses.

42%

of all U.S. IPOs from 1974 to 2015 were venture-backed companies, representing 63% of the market capitalization and 85% of R&D.

2.9 million

is the average net jobs created annually between 1980 and 2010 by high-growth startups, which account for ~50% of gross jobs created in the U.S.

1,300+

U.S. venture firms are active today, managing an aggregate of $444 billion in assets.