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
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