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An American History

  • Introduction: The Significance of History
  • 1. Whaling Ventures
  • 2. The Early Development of Risk Capital
  • 3. The Rise of Private Capital Entities
  • 4. The Market versus the Government
  • 5. The Limited Partnership Structure
  • 6. Silicon Valley and the Emergence of Investment Styles
  • 7. High-Tech, an Evolving Ecosystem, and Diversity during the 1980s
  • 8. The Big Bubble
  • Epilogue: From the Past to the Present and the Future
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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