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I think it would change the VC market too. A lot of companies are funded because they potentially make good acquisitions for larger companies.

I can definitely see that happening. I wonder if that would reduce the amount of unprofitable/unsustainable but heavily VC-invested companies. The big players we all think of (Uber, WeWork, etc) aren't looking to get acquired anymore, but would investors have been more cautious to invest in these companies if they knew the only exit plan was IPO'ing?

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