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The start-up universe is facing challenges because of the funding crunch. The rapid increase in policy interest rates by large central banks, notably the US Federal Reserve, to combat inflation has raised the cost of money. The era of near-free money owing to excessively accommodative monetary policy in the developed world, especially after the pandemic, which pushed up activity in the start-up world significantly, is over. According to one estimate, compared to last year, funding for Indian start-ups declined by about 75 per cent in the first three months of 2023. But the funding winter is not the only problem

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First Published: Apr 20 2023 | 10:13 PM IST

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