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What Drove 2014's Eye-Popping $44.7 Billion in VC Fundraising

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In 2014, venture capital firms raised a total of $44.7 billion from investors, a 67 percent jump from the year prior and the highest amount raised since 2007.

We asked PitchBook, a Seattle-based data provider for the venture capital markets, to break down what drove last year's confidence in these investment opportunities.

Watch this short video as Adley Bowden, Pitchbook's senior director of analysis, recaps what’s driving investor interest, why this market is “founder-friendly,” how massive deals such as the two $1 billion rounds raised by Uber last year symbolize a larger trend for well-capitalized companies deep in their expansion stage.

Related: VC 100: The Top Investors in Early-Stage Deals of 2014

Related: The Top 10 Early-Stage Venture Capital Deals of 2014

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VC 100: What Drove 2014's Eye-Popping $44.7 Billion in VC Fundraising

Related: Why Larger VC Deals Mean More Pressure for Startups

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