PitchBook forecasts 2023 VC funding decline

Venture capital research firm PitchBook Data Inc. projects a 2023 decline in startup funding activity, though it forecasts a strong year for early-stage investment deals. 

Why this story matters: Investment capital raised by local tech companies can result in high-tech, high-wage job creation and the development of solutions that help other businesses. 

This year was a strong one for local startups raising capital. Metro Orlando companies raised $385.5 million from Q1-Q3, more than the $304…