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Is it virtuous to be virtual? The VC viewpoint

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We would like to acknowledge the valuable comments of Z. Lynch, B. Booth, K. Perampaladas and H. Masum in shaping the overall study design and G. Williams for study data. This study was supported by New Enterprise Associates. J.C. is funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. We also graciously thank all the venture capital firms for participating in our qualitative and quantitative analysis.

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New Enterprise Associates and Scale Venture Partners are investment firms that invest in biotech companies and biotech and A.B. and J.L.C. have a pecuniary interest in the success of their respective funds. Innovative Neurotechnologies is a virtual biotech startup and S.M. has a pecuniary interest in the success of that company.

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Chakma, J., Calcagno, J., Behbahani, A. et al. Is it virtuous to be virtual? The VC viewpoint. Nat Biotechnol 27, 886–888 (2009).

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