Record Exit Value for VC-Backed Startups Could Fuel Investment

More than a third of the companies that went public in the first half of this year were backed by venture capital. That, plus robust merger and acquisition activity, set a record for venture-backed exit value?$165.2 billion in money returned to investors?that?s already topped all other full-year totals, according to the latest VentureMonitor, the quarterly [?]