Out of chaos, opportunity: 6 thriving companies that survived the last VC drought
March 11, 2016
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In 2009, early-stage venture capital invested in the U.S. dropped by over $5 billion YoY, a 39% plummet from 2008. The decline made sense. The economy had been wrecked by the financial crisis, the supply of good investments dried up and VC firms were forced to be much more selective with their opportunities. The threat of a similar venture capital environment looms (or may already be here), but there is hope for early-stage startups.
Click here to see six companies that raised early-stage funding in the wake of the financial crisis and have grown into major businesses.