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Disruptive technology reaps cash as venture capital pours in

Marc Ferranti | Oct. 20, 2014
It's a boom year for venture capital investing, and tech companies with the potential to disrupt business-as-usual are grabbing the lion's share of the money.

Despite recent stock market volatility caused by tensions in Ukraine and struggling economies in Europe, McCaffrey foresees total VC investments exceeding the $40 billion mark, which bodes well for tech funding. The last time total VC investments broke the $40 billion milestone was in 2001.

Barring some huge macro economic event, some market volatility can actually be a good thing, McCaffrey noted. For example, it can help keep interest rates low, and ease tensions that build up when markets climb steadily over a long period of time.

 

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