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Currencies dollar with downward graphs representin 2021 08 28 20 45 45 utcAfter setting a feverish investing pace last year, venture capitalists took their foot off the gas in this year’s first quarter. At the same time, valuations largely continued to rise, a dynamic that is causing some investors to expect a price drop for startups this year.

Investors committed $144bn to startups globally in the first quarter, down 19% from the previous quarter, which is the largest percentage decline since the third quarter of 2012, according to analytics firm CB Insights. The number of deals completed also...