Venture capital is more than an asset class – it helps innovative entrepreneurs transform the world we live in by empowering them to achieve their dreams. A recent study conducted by Stanford University revealed that 43% of companies that have gone public since 1974 were venture backed, and equate to 57% of the total market capitalization. These innovative companies which include Costco, Cisco, Microsoft and Apple to name a few, also account for an outsized 85% of all public company research and development spend, confirming their continued commitment to innovation and keeping the U.S. at the forefront of the global tech-based economy.

In addition to social returns, the asset class has historically outperformed the public market and generated outsized financial returns for investors.

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