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The venture capital boom is the private remake of the dotcom era

Yves Bonzon (Julius Baer) | One of the unintended consequences of zero / negative interest rates is the fuelling of a broad-based start-up / venture capital (VC) boom. This carries the seeds of a huge capital misallocation. Investors are relentlessly funding non-profitable companies on the hope of surfing the next disruptive business model. Yet, venture capital is a game of capital scarcity not of capital abundance.