Last year’s venture-backed IPO frenzy is over, but this is no slump

April 6, 2015 6:23 PM

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Last year’s venture-backed IPO frenzy is over, but this is no slump

The number of venture-capital backed deals is certainly slowing down, but that’s just compared with last year’s irrational exuberance. Historical averages suggest the pace remains relatively brisk.

In the first three months of 2015, the number of venture-backed companies that went public—and the amount of money those firms raised—dropped by more than 50% compared with the same period last year, according to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association.

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