Thus far in 2018, the late stage has seen the most dramatic increase in median pre-money valuations: a push to $75 million, a 19% increase over 2017's figure. Along valuation breakdowns by stage, the 1Q 2018 VC Valuations Report spotlights pre-seed valuations, valuation step-ups to successful exits, deal terms and more.
- Hold times continue to lengthen as VCs remain willing to continue funding companies in the private market
- Valuation increases have not driven an increase in investor protections
- Startups are raising an average of two rounds prior to raising their first early-stage deal