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Some venture capitalists are wagering on startups that they believe are recession-proof. BillShrink, eLayaway.com and On Deck Capital are among those that may benefit from the downturn.
Venture capitalists have poured more than $220M into 23 advertising networks this year. Will the slowing economy make them regret it?
The Hispanic population is growing rapidly, but only a handful of venture firms have invested in startups targeting the market
VCs have invested more than $420M in travel-related startups in the past three years, and they are still bullish on the space
VCs hope the user-friendly appeal of Enterprise 2.0 apps will help them win gold in the slow-moving world of corporate software
With an eye on the expanding weight loss industry, obesity-focused startups have raised nearly half a billion in venture capital in the past two years
The rush is on to disrupt the $80 billion-a-year television business, with more than 20 TV-related startups funded this year
VCs are enamored with startups trying to improve financial services, investing more than $230M in 22 such companies last year
Encouraged by the success of VMware and Xensource, venture capitalists invested a record amount in virtualization software companies last year and are eager to do more deals
Love 'em or hate 'em, angel investors are flying back into private equity. Have they learned from their mistakes? VCs remain skeptical.

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