Are you thinking of raising venture capital to fund your startup?
Raising any capital is going to be more challenging today than a year ago but still quite doable. With Compete we raised our first round 6 months after the Internet Bubble had burst as did many others, it can be done.
Although I chose to do things differently this time I have plenty of VC friends that I'd recommend to anyone interested in raising money. Contact me for any recommendations. Before you do that though I recommend you read "Why VCs Will Block Good Exits" carefully. Very simple math just make sure you do it before not after raising money.