SAN FRANCISCO Venture capitalists poured $15 billion into startups in the third quarter, putting this year on pace to be the third largest ever for investment activity, according to a report released on Thursday.

So far this year, venture-backed companies have raised $56 billion across nearly 6,000 funding deals, according to a report from venture capital database PitchBook Data Inc and the National Venture Capital Association. At that pace, venture investment is projected to hit $74 billion by year’s end, falling short only of the investment levels in 2000 and 2014.

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