The dreaded “down rounds” reduce initial valuations by billions

The dreaded “down rounds” reduce initial valuations by billions

Aug 9 (Reuters) – Several high-flying startups are pulling back as the recent carnage in global stock markets and lackluster demand for new listings forces companies to raise funds at a steep discount to their sky-high valuations. The easy money from venture capital trading is quickly evaporating in an inflation-fueled high-interest-rate environment as many private…