Fun with Pre-Money Valuations

Some interesting data from a recent Cooley Godward report on trends in pre-money venture capital valuations. Most surprising? That despite the ardor for some funky kinds of early stage (read: Series A) investments, pre-money valuations at this earliest stage have been declining for a year. Who woulda thought that?

To be fair, Series B pre-money valuations are seemingly on the rise. But c’mon, who does those anymore? Isn’t that when Fox’s Ross Levinsohn buys your company?


  1. Perhaps the sample size/ quality of investments available in Series A has changed.
    See the FT article from yesterday:
    (reg might be required)
    Paul- thanks for all the great insights.