The value of starting a business Shares are changing. For example, the latest PitchBook data on the U.S. shows that the median value of seed deals is $12 million from 2022 to the second quarter, up from $9 million in 2021. At the same time, the median valuations set in the early and late stages are getting higher and higher for this year’s stage launch rounds.
At the same time, we saw several well-known private giants slash or slash their valuations to approach new market norms. So which is more reflective of today’s market: first-half 2022 numbers compared to a year ago or the high-impact repricing seen by Instacart, Klarna, and others?
Secondary data on private markets helps to reconcile somewhat discordant data with recent news events.
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According to a recent report by Forge, a secondary marketplace for startup stocks, shares traded on its platform are no longer at a premium to the price at which startups last raised money, a departure from previous periods.