The macro picture is, however, an aggregated dataset. By that, we mean that when we consider all venture capital activity, it often includes some non-venture funds. Say, a hedge fund piling into startups in partnership with traditional VC deal-making. Last year, an influx of non-traditional capital helped push total venture capital numbers to new heights, raising startup valuations, and, at times, cutting into the due diligence process and generally shaking up the VC game. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on TechCrunch+ or get The Exchange newsletter every Saturday. But now it appears that non-venture capital is ebbing away, leaving us with an interesting question: How much of the venture market slowdown is predicated on venture investors cutting check sizes and slowing their own deal-making cadence, and what fraction comes from non-venture investors simply bouncing?
Is the venture market slowing or did crossover funds just bounce? by Alex Wilhelm originally published on TechCrunch