startup valuations

Medium news, startups: If you start generating cash, you can sell for 4x ARR

Everbridge's deal shows that startups shouldn't expect their valuations to be salvaged that much by cash generation if their growth is all but zero.

Big, costly seed deals were the exception in 2023’s lackluster venture capital market

Hopes that it would become easier for startups to raise capital in 2023 were left unmet as the year ended. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on TechCrunch+ or ge

Startups are doing fine, but scale-ups and unicorns are in deep water

The trends that we can spy inside the data are an effective argument against the era in which startups were encouraged to stay private as long as possible.

Catching up with Keith Rabois on the state of VC, his newest bet and who he’s backing for president

Chances are that however busy you are, Keith Rabois is busier. He’s an active investor as a general partner at Founders Fund, the early-stage outfit co-founded 18 years ago by Peter Thiel. He&#8

YC, OpenAI and the trough of disillusionment

Welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Friday show, where we recap the week’s biggest news.

Signs of life in the technology M&A market

Today we’re looking at where deals are getting done from a geographic perspective.

Rejoice, for startup valuations are slowly recovering

Startups are hardly out of the woods, but the market is no longer moving away from their valuation marks.

When will the paper unicorns fold?

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single p

Turns out most unicorns today are more myth than reality

Most unicorns never were what they were purported to be. Instead, a lot of startups were granted big budgets to LARP as unicorns.

Hey look, unicorns are rare again!

Investors are no longer minting nearly two unicorns per day. In fact, we're down to barely more than one new mythical horned horse per week.

Have startup valuations fallen enough to feel sane again?

Let's find out the current premium venture investors are paying for startup shares, and see if we can find anything new compared to 2022 data.

US investors slash Byju’s and Swiggy valuation

Byju's and Swiggy, among the biggest Indian startups, are taking a haircut in their valuations — at least in the eyes of their backers.

Bummed out from the last week? Here’s some bullish news for software companies

Amid the chaos, there are rays of good news: PagerDuty and UiPath posted impressive earnings reports, and software valuations bounced off recent lows.

Valuation pressure on software startups is easing

When it comes to startup valuations, no one seems to expect things to go back to 2021. But better? Who doesn't love that?

When do we reach the unicorn death cliff?

Recent data from SVB indicates that quite a lot of unicorns still have plenty of runway.

Unity’s earnings show just how hard it is to earn a 10x software multiple today

In the case of Unity, the lesson is simple: It's hard as hell to earn, let alone defend, a 10x revenue multiple in today's market.

You’re not going to grow into your 2021 valuation

If you are growing slower than 30%, there is a strong chance that you will never be able to match your 2021 valuation.

3 methods for valuing pre-revenue novel AI startups

Valuing startups is an established process today, but do the methods employed apply equally to pre-revenue companies using novel AI?

How to respond when a VC asks about your startup’s valuation

Founders are at a distinct disadvantage in the valuation game. By design, VCs play this game far better than most founders ever will.

Worry not: Down rounds are still rare by historical standards

According to data from Cooley, down rounds, while up from near extinction last year, remain depressed compared to recent history.
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