Tumble in Start-up Valuations May Lead to More Down Rounds

Paul Jones, co-chair of Venture Best, the venture capital practice group at Michael Best, has been selected as a regular contributor of OnRamp Labs, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel blog covering start-ups and other Wisconsin technology news. Paul’s most recently contributed piece, “Tumble in Start-up Valuations May Lead to More Down Rounds,” can be found under their Business Tab in the Business Blog section: Click here to view his latest blog.

A short excerpt can be found below:

The last couple of years have been pretty good for entrepreneurs seeking venture capital. Valuations have been going up, and financing terms have been loosening up. Something like 150 so-called “Unicorns” – VC-backed private companies valued at $1 billion and up – have débuted. Alas over the last couple of months a handful of those Unicorns have seen their valuations plummet well below $1 billion. Conventional wisdom tells us the age of the Donkey is nigh.

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