At the outset of the pandemic, many thought the US venture industry was staring down a major decline, but 2020 actually ended with new records in dealmaking, exit value, and fundraising. Investors and LPs remained active, and tech-enabled industries rode tailwinds created by the pandemic-forced unlocationing of business, education and healthcare. 2020 top-line figures of the US VC industry are staggering: $156.2 billion invested, $290.1 billion exited, and $73.6 billion raised by VC funds. These record figures should set the industry up for continued strength moving into 2021.
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