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Up and to the right: April’s biggest valuation jumps

354 VC deals were closed by U.S. startups in April. We put together lists of the largest valuation jumps by step-up multiple and post-money jump, as well as notable flat rounds.

Valuations are in the VC dialogue more than maybe ever before. Nearly as many companies in the U.S. are valued at $1 billion+ than at $500 million to $999 million, an unbalanced ratio that has come about after years of startups and investors doing anything possible to achieve the marketable status. But with all the talk about unicorns and how their valuations may be negatively affected in the current environment, there are still plenty of companies that are seeing impressive growth.

Using the PitchBook Platform, which tracks over 25,000 VC valuations, we pulled all of April’s completed U.S. funding rounds and ranked them by largest valuation step-up multiple and post-money dollar increase. Below are the largest valuation jumps.

Our valuation step-up multiple compares a company’s latest pre-money valuation to its previous round’s post-money valuation, helping to benchmark performance across industries or between comparables.

Largest valuation jumps by step-up multiple


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Largest post-money valuation gains

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    Written by Kyle Stanford

    Kyle is an analyst at PitchBook, focusing on venture and carrying a particular interest in the early stage. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2009, earning a degree in history. He joined PitchBook in 2014 as a writer for the VC newsletter and a contributor to the blog.

    Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kyle enjoys everything outdoors and doesn’t mind rain.

    After spending time working in the daily deal industry after college, he spent a year traveling his way around the world. His passport, which needs to be replaced, holds stamps from 30 countries.

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