Silicon Valley Goes Dry

Schachter, Ken
October 2008
Red Herring;10/1/2008, p7
Trade Publication
The article reports on the status of venture capital. According to Dow Jones VentureSource, venture capital that exits through initial public offerings (IPO) and mergers and acquisitions declined by 66 percent in the third quarter of 2008. Another report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association, revealed only one venture-backed IPO in the quarter and 58 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals. The Thomson Reuters report also recorded two U.S. venture backed companies that staged IPO on foreign bourses during the quarter.


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