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More Growth Ahead for VC Investing

March 10, 2011

According to VC titan and friend of the firm Accel Partners, “the Patterson cycle” accounts for the current frenzy of investment in tech startups that’s currently under way.  The theory holds that there is a normal cycle of growth that lasts eight years, followed by six years of retrenchment.  If that’s true, according to the data, we’re right in the middle of a growth cycle that began in 2006.  We like the theory.

Veteran Investor Patterson Defends Start-Up Boom – WSJ.com http://on.wsj.com/gEKj6m

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