Weekly Update #131: What Public Tech Multiples Mean for Private Tech Valuations

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Hello Investors,
 
 
The tech IPO market so far in 2016? Ice cold. But there's one shining star: biotech.
 
Also, if you're wondering what effect the public tech market is having on startup valuations, see Tom Tunguz' analysis here. This graph shows that valuation multiples are dropping (meaning that investors are willing to pay less for revenue than they used to). Expect the thesis to permeate into earlier-stage venture as well.
 
In other news...
Accel shares some thoughts about 2015 and what they may mean for 2016.
 
Micah Baldwin discusses the issue of founder cash-outs and how they effect the ability of the founder to execute.
 
Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures discusses public SaaS companies, how they fared in the public markets over the past few years, and what this means for startup valuations.
 
Thanks,
Phil Haslett | Founder & Head of Investor Relations | EquityZen 
 
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