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Slowing investment, Unmute and Grindr's moves are among week's L.A. tech highlights

Slowing investment, Unmute and Grindr's moves are among week's L.A. tech highlights

More than 300 companies across Los Angeles and Orange counties received venture capital funding in 2015, totaling about $5 billion in investment in the biggest year for deal-making in the region and nationwide since 2000.

Technology start-ups often rely on cash from venture capitalists for rapid hiring or big marketing campaigns. Growing quickly enables companies to stay ahead of competitors and attract further investment from larger investors. But just like after the dot-com bust, many investors expect this year to see fewer deals and fewer dollars offered to start-ups.

In 2000, a batch of start-ups that went public couldn’t deliver on revenue projections. This time...

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