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May 10, 2012

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.

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Is venture capital 'broken?'

May 10, 2012
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.

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.

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