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The startup world is debating when venture capital will return to its previous heights. VCs have a lot of capital that has already been committed. The thinking is that the money will be invested in a variety of ways. That is part of the story. VCs may focus on helping the companies they've already backed, making it harder for newer startup to raise money. Some startup should consider aiming for profitability sooner than they had planned.

There was a 50% year-over-year decline in venture funding for startups in the third quarter. The dramatic reduction in deployment is sure to send a chill down the spine of many funders.