New Fundings Continue to Drop in May | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK, June 1 - The number of new funding deals continued to drop in May as the IPO market continued to weaken, venture capitalists remained weary, and private placements waned, a report released Friday by Facts Online said.

During May the number of fundings fell to 309, down from 325 in April and 370 in March.

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