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Start-ups fight for funds in rocky market

Market troubles shake start-ups and other technology firms dependent on high stock prices for market pull. Upcoming IPOs could face some rough water.


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The recent market troubles have shaken start-ups and other technology firms that have been dependent on high stock prices for market pull. This could also mean trouble for upcoming public offerings.


Market swings change rules for start-ups
As tech stocks continue a steep month-long decline, companies are increasingly facing a tough audience of investors when raising capital.

Employees may demand cash as stocks sink
The sharp decline in many stocks may force high-tech employers to resort to drastic means to retain and attract employees: cash.

AltaVista to price IPO next week
The Web portal is expected to price its initial public offering next week, but analysts wonder whether current market conditions will result in a lackluster performance.