American venture capitalists have never had so much free money

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You might think given the chatter in the startup world that VCs are short on funds — after all, we hear about young tech companies caught in between stages attacking investors. with smaller capital pools than previous backers as well as transition to equity crowdfunding to keep your cash balances healthy.

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And still new data from PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association indicate that while the pace of venture capital investment in the US is slowing, more here in a global perspective — American venture capitalists have more investment capital (dry powder) than ever before.

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Moreover, the pace at which VCs are accumulating funds is faster than historical norms, which means that private market investors collectively do not try to raise funds, even if their portfolio companies may find themselves in a very different situation.

This morning the question is spinning in our heads: why… Why Is VC investment slowing down when VCs have raised so much capital to invest?


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