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The VC boom

Illustration by Pete Gamlen
Until recently, venture capital was a niche industry made up of a small number of firms in Boston and Silicon Valley. Today it comprises some 2,000 firms around the world. But bigger funds and bigger deals are creating problems, including funding inequality and longer roads to IPO.

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