Corporations Take a Page From Dot-Com Bubble, Get Back Into Venture Capital

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Companies like IBM, Google, and chipmaker Nvidia have helped corporate-backed venture capital grow 33 percent last year. That's good news for IPO-shy start-ups that would rather take a buyout than try the public market. For their sake, let's hope all that corporate funding doesn't go the way of Pets.com. Again. [Silicon Valley]