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Editor’s note:   Glenn Solomon is a Partner with  GGV Capital. Some of his recent investments include Pandora, Successfactors, Nimble Storage, Isilon, Domo, Square, Zendesk, Quinstreet and AlienVault. His personal blog, goinglongblog.com , focuses on growth-stage entrepreneurs who are thinking big. Follow him on Twitter  @glennsolomon .

Scrolling through reports of recent venture financings, the names of the firms involved has changed quite a bit over the past few quarters. Of note, hedge funds have entered the later-stage, pre-IPO investment arena in a meaningful way. Firms like Coatue Capital (Snapchat, Box), Valiant Capital (Pinterest, Evernote) and Tiger Global (One Kings Lane, Nextdoor) are not new to venture investing but appear to be ramping their pace and investing in some of the most sought after private companies globally.

Similarly, several other hedge funds are entering the market and large, long-only fund managers such as T. Rowe Price (Pure Storage, New Relic) and…

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