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March 07, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Crunchbase News identifies several looming trends in start-up funding for 2022

We don’t want to be accused of being “Chicken Little” in declaring that the sky is falling, but a headline from a recent Crunchbase News email got our attention. It read: “Are the Good Times Over? Start-up Valuations Dip as Inflation, Geopolitical Issues and Pandemic Concerns Swirl.”

Chris Metinko writes that the “Dow Jones Industrial Average is down about 7.5 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite, a good indicator of tech prices, is down about 13.5 percent since the start of the year.” He adds, “Getting a gauge on the private markets is more difficult. However, those in the industry say although deals are being made, valuations are coming off the highs of last year, and some companies are reevaluating their fundraising efforts.”

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