Slowdown in startupland: A pause, a pop or new normal?

April 4, 2016 • Source: • Posted in: Market News

The number of startup funding deals in the Bay Area dropped to the lowest level in more than five years and the amount invested was the least since the third quarter of 2014.

Those and other first quarter numbers provided by investment research firm PitchBook Data raise the question of whether this is just a pause in venture investing, the beginning of a more significant downturn or just the way things are going to be going forward.

Complicating matters is the fact that the amount . . .

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