Angel investors invest approximately $20 billion into 60,000 companies a year, but a survey by Worthworm shows that 46% regretted making an investment in 2013.
The median valuations for venture capital backed companies are at a decade high, according to the results of Pitchbook’s quarterly report on venture capital trends.
Snapchat doesn’t make money. It is “kind of” private. It is incredibly addictive. It might be worth $4 billion by the end of this week.
Several early employees of Twitter are participating in a deal to sell their stock to BlackRock group at a valuation of over $9 billion, according to a Financial Times report published today.
After studying the secondary markets, one analyst firm says Twitter is now worth as much as $11 billion or more. It also suspects the company may soon test the IPO waters, if the markets improve.
Violin Memory, the Silicon Valley-based company with a super-fast flash memory service, is hurtling toward a highly successful IPO.
A valuation is an incredibly attractive number that intimidates competition and attracts potential investors, but how can entrepreneurs accurately value their business when it’s still a fledgling startup?
The first quarter of 2012 was the best quarter in more than four years for software and Internet company IPOs, according to a new report.
Facebook users don’t trust the company with their private data, rarely click on display advertisements, and split on the social giant’s investment status prior to the impending IPO, according to a new poll conducted by CNBC and the AP.
Klout, the startup best known for its ability to measure a person’s online influence, might be raising a new, third round of investment that would significantly add to the company’s total funding and valuation.
After an avalanche of negative press and a general market downturn, Groupon is gearing up for its IPO at a valuation of less than $12 billion.
Twitter is on track for nearly $140 million in revenue for 2011, up from a reported $45 million just last year.
A new report shows startup valuations increasing at pre-2008 levels — but can these soaring numbers weather the recent market instability?
Like other upcoming public offerings, Groupon’s now has a big shadow hanging over it.
Cloud storage service Dropbox is raising a new $200-$300 million round of funding at a $5-$10 billion valuation, reports TechCrunch.
Music startup Turntable.fm is looking for a fresh infusion of $5-10 million at a $40 million valuation, reports BetaBeat.
GSV Capital Corp. has invested a stake in Facebook that values the social network at $70 billion, reports Reuters.
Vacation home rental site HomeAway on Thursday priced shares for its initial public offering between $24 and $27, which values the company at a surprisingly robust $2 billion. The company wants to raise as much as $248 million in its offering.
Facebook is planning to file an initial public offering as early as October or November, according to a CNBC report. A filing at that time would most likely lead to an IPO in the first quarter of 2012, with a potential $100 billion valuation.
Payment service startup Square is the latest company to hit a $1 billion valuation, reports TechCrunch.
Shares of LinkedIn, a social network for business professionals, ended their debut on the New York Stock Exchange up 109 percent at $94.25 as the first high-profile Web 2.0 initial public offering made a huge splash in public trading.
LinkedIn, a social network that connects professionals to help form new business contacts, increased the share pricing for its initial public offering tomorrow to between $42 and $45 — giving the company a valuation of around $4 billion — according to an updated filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Business social networking site LinkedIn has priced its initial public offering between $32 and $35 per share, meaning the company seeks to raise up to $175 million and would be valued at $3 billion, according to an updated filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Financial details of daily deals service LivingSocial were recently leaked — revealing the company’s valuation at $2.9 billion and total revenue of $50 million per month.
StackOverflow, a question-and-answer site popular with programmers and other technical professionals, launched a new site today that helps prospective employers browse the site for talented engineers. It was a hit with most of the judges — but not with Google’s Don Dodge, at least after he saw the price tag.
Out with the old, in with the new.
Clarium Capital president Peter Thiel considers Facebook the “least overvalued” of the major Internet giants, which include Google, he said at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco today.
A bunch of high-profile angel investors defended the idea of keeping valuations low and selling companies early at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference today in San Francisco.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Scott Edward Walker is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, PLLC, a law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs. He submitted this column to VentureBeat.)