It's not all bad news on the financing front. Here are the top trends for 2010 and how to make the most of them.
There's no sugarcoating it: Raising money for your startup won't get much easier in 2010, since the capital market for early-stage investments is still reeling from the effects of the recession.
But there is still money out there and there are better (and worse) ways to pursue it. Here's how to make the best of the leading trends for 2010: