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Marketplace Tech Report for Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Facebook is courting investors this week for its upcoming initial public offering. But a new report from the Kauffman Foundation declares venture capital is broken -- specifically, the method by which large "limited partners" supply the money venture capital firms invest. And it seems lately investments just aren't paying off, and investors are pulling out.

Is venture capital 'broken?'

A new report echoes what's been whispered around the industry for years: the model of funding startups through venture capital firms is not working any more.
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