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Cursor and Six charts that show 2021 s record year for US venture capital PitchBook

Despite the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, 2021 saw US VC activity begin with a bang and end on a high note.

The Q4 2021 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, sponsored by Insperity, explores the data in detail, painting a dramatic picture of the US venture industry and depicting how the year toppled previous records for dealmaking, public listings, fundraising and more. Here's a breakdown of several noteworthy trends in the industry during 2021.