Things were tough enough for startups in Silicon Valley before the credit crunch financial crisis because of extremely few exit strategies. There are almost no IPOs, and the M&A market has slowed to a trickle.
The latest Wall Street crisis isn't helping. Here is a some recent articles about the effect on Silicon Valley startups. . .
Silicon ValleyWatcher: We've been here before - boom and bust in Silicon Valley
New York Times: "Credit Crisis Spreads a Pall Over Silicon Valley"
Sequoia Capital presentation: RIP Good Times
BusinessWeek: "What Will the Crisis Mean for Venture Capital?"
Content Matters: "How to Survive the Downturn"