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January 6, 2024
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Surging Pre-Money Valuations: Private Market Update Reveals Promising Trends

TLDR:

  • Carta’s “first cut” of data for Q4 2023 shows that median pre-money valuations increased across all venture capital stages except for Series C.
  • Round sizes were mostly flat or slightly down in Q4, though Series D saw an increase in round size.

Carta, a platform that helps people manage equity, build businesses, and invest in startups, has released a preliminary analysis of Q4 data for U.S. startups. The report shows that median pre-money valuations increased across all venture capital stages in Q4, except for Series C. The change was most notable in Series A, which saw an increase from $29 million to $45 million. Round sizes were mostly flat or slightly down in Q4, with the exception of Series D, which saw an increase in round size. Overall, Carta expects another middling quarter for the U.S. venture capital industry as a whole. The full set of quarterly data will be released in the coming weeks. Carta manages over two trillion dollars in equity for nearly two million people globally and is trusted by thousands of companies and investment funds.

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