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Exit value tops $256B as 2019 closes a record-setting decade in US VC [datagraphic]

2019 was an unprecedented year for US venture capital. While record sums of dry powder continued to propel dealmaking along elevated heights, investors and companies alike remained alert to the sheer degree of financing sizes and valuations as they stayed stubbornly high.



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Q4 2019 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank and Carta, analyzes all of these trends and more in depth, reviewing datasets from fundraising to exits to uncover the key data points and themes defining the US venture ecosystem. Each quarter we produce a datagraphic highlighting those data points and themes in order to provide a quick summary at a glance—take a look at how 2019's final quarter played out: