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Local venture funding plunged big time last quarter. But it's not all bad news.

Venture funding for Greater Washington companies fell nearly 50 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, but the region’s take for the first half of the year remains above last year.

The region’s VC haul totaled $237.27 million across 50 companies, compared with $432.23 million across 54 companies a year ago, according to the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor. The 2017 second quarter total included $190 million for D.C. education firm EverFi.

The silver lining: The $866.27 million raised during…

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