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Cash pours into start-ups, but investors are turning cautious
Cash pours into start-ups, but investors are turning cautious

Vadim Tarasov is getting pickier. The managing director of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Altpoint Ventures, Tasarov has begun rejecting start-up deals he would have jumped on earlier. Prices are just too high. "Everything has stepped up," he said. "You need to pick your battles much more carefully." The total amount of cash pouring into start-up companies continues to rise as later-stage start-ups remain popular with investors. But smaller early stage start-ups are finding fewer investors ready to pay the high prices they're asking for company shares. If that trend continues, it could indicate that the current cycle of venture capital funding has hit a...

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