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Market Downturn Rattles Venture Investors Despite Funding Surge

  • Venture capital deals have boomed over the past two years
  • Some VCs have begun to issue warnings over private valuations

Sustained declines in the prices of technology stocks and cryptocurrencies are stirring panic among many venture capitalists, after a year of record fundraising and investment.

Prominent investors have sounded alarms in recent weeks about a wide disconnect between private and public market valuations. Among the doomsayers are partners at the world’s most powerful tech investment firms, including Founders Fund, Sequoia Capital and SoftBank Group Corp.