When many people hear that the tech bubble is going to burst, they harken back to 2000 or 2008 when the floor fell out of the tech industry.
"Other than the fact that they are cycles of eight, the three sort of periods are very, very different," warns Hemant Taneja, managing director of General Catalyst Partners.
The first collapse came at the end of the dot-com bubble in 2000 after companies had gone public, only to disintegrate and run out of money completely.
The subsequent bubble burst came in 2008 when there was a financial crisis that rocked the country across all industries.
Now in 2016, venture capitalists are worried that a slowdown is happening again. Faced with some rockiness in the public markets, the tech community has shifted from greed to fear — yet the capital is still there to be invested.
"In 2008, what really happened was the financial crisis. There was good reason why there was a liquidity crisis and capital started to get sparse," TanejaRead More »from Why this startup bubble won't pop like the last