As 2018 kicked off, PitchBook’s venture capital research analysts provided our outlook on key themes that would shape the venture landscape throughout the year. Here we take a look at how our themes have played out early in 2018.
Continued bifurcation of VC valuations, with late-stage pricing remaining elevated while angel & seed sees a pullback
Alternative exits become less alternative
Median fund size will continue to grow
Venture activity will increase in entrepreneurial hubs outside California
Unicorns will hit the exits, with haircuts coming to several
Net cashflows to LPs will stay positive as exit values get a boost