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Do you see the glass as half empty or half full? If you're in the former camp, you may view the tech wreck as the death knell for early-stage funding. If you're in the latter camp, you probably see a much different picture. Despite the tumult, cash is still available. But you need to give investors a reason to invest.

Sunil Dhaliwal, a senior associate with Battery Ventures, a Wellesley, Massachusetts, venture capital firm with $1.8 billion under management, looks at a half-full glass.

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