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MENLO PARK, Calif. — The avenue known as Sand Hill Road is lined with low-slung, beige-hued buildings, interspersed with sunny courtyards and flowing fountains. If you didn’t know better, you could easily confuse venture capital’s Main Street for a resort.

Up-and-coming tech CEOs have long been making the pilgrimage here for an all-important 50-minute meeting with Andreessen Horowitz, among the most prestigious of the many VC firms that have set up shop in the area. Now, more and more life sciences entrepreneurs are scoring meetings, too.

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  • The obvious should be noted: Biotech’s birthplace is the Bay Area, and its size there is still a multiple of that of the Boston Area, which admittingly also has tech. Maybe its more a difference between West and East Coast.

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