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Awareness of our innovation funding challenges continues to grow. 
"Venture capitalists invested $3 billion in 549 deals during the first quarter of 2009 — the lowest national level in 12 years and down 47 percent in dollars and 37 percent in deals from the fourth quarter of 2008." Venture capital investment hits 12-year-low in 1Q, Patty Tascarella
Once again, there is a year on year decline in Venture capital available for innovation businesses.  The article goes on to speak about year on year declines in funding in Life Sciences, Clean Tech and Internet Specific companies, to name a few.