Venture capital investment in Oregon fell almost 50% last year to $124 million.
That's the second-lowest annual tally since the dot-com era, a decline that coincides with a social-media fueled infusion of interest in young Oregon companies and new technologies.
Oregon's falloff reflects, to some degree, a national decline in venture investment during 2012. The NVCA said national venture dollars fell 10 percent last year, with sharp decreases in clean tech and life sciences.
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