U.S. companies that received
venture capital from 1970-2005 accounted for 10 million jobs and $2.1
trillion in revenues in 2005, according to a study conducted by Global
Insight for the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). This
represents 9% of the total private sector work force and 16.6% of total
U.S. GDP. Venture investment itself represents just 0.2% of U.S.
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