How will Silicon Valley startups be affected by a downturn?

Summary: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.

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. . .

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Jason Calacanis on

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?"

VentureBeat: "How start-ups can navigate through the falling dominoes of the economic crisis"

Content Matters: "How to Survive the Downturn"

/Message: "Jason Calacanis And Thomas Friedman On A Brand New Day"

Topics: CXO, Banking, Legal

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In May 2004, Tom Foremski became the first journalist to leave a major newspaper, the Financial Times, to make a living as a full-time journalist blogger. He writes the popular news blog Silicon Valley Watcher--reporting on the business of Silicon Valley.Tom arrived in San Francisco in 1984, and has covered US technology markets for leadi... Full Bio

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