Q&A: McGladrey's Hitesh Kothari on Venture Valuations & Fundraising
July 30, 2015
McGladrey's Hitesh Kothari, an audit senior manager in the firm's Financial Services Practice, sat down with us to discuss recent trends in venture valuations and fundraising. When asked what may have caused VC deal flow to decline in 1H while deal value climbed, Mr. Kothari replied: "... right now investors prefer to consolidate their deals and invest in growing, expansion stage companies. That’s where they’re most comfortable. Their perspective has shifted in the last few years and there’s more redeployment of their funds in these kinds of companies as they have less of a gestation period in terms of their exit."