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Topic - Mark Heesen
Funding for startups fell 12 percent in the April-June period as venture capitalists poured less money into fewer deals than a year earlier. But the number of companies getting funded in the earliest stages of development reached the highest level in more than a decade _ a hopeful sign for the broader economy and an indication that investors are willing to wait for returns.
The lackluster stock market debut for Facebook suggests investors are not ready to jump in and create another tech bubble despite big expectations for social media, analysts say.
"Things are better, but it's not a report card you run home to mom and dad with," he said.
In an interview, NVCA president Mark Heesen said the increase in first-round financings shows the market for IPOs and acquisitions is improving enough for venture capitalists to find new companies to fund.