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How Startup Valuation Works

How Startup Valuation Works from The Startup Garage

A valuation is simply an estimated value of a company and is often based on assumptions surrounding the company’s current and future potential. There are several factors to consider when valuing a company including the startup stage that the company is in, prior successes, how much money is needed and for what purposes, the type […]

Legal Tech VC Funding Beginning to Stagger

Legal Tech vs Funding Stagger from The Startup Garage

Although the legal industry is massive ($300B), it is seeing a drop in funding by 16% year-over-year as investments are concentrated at the seed stage and exit activity is lukewarm. Funding to legal tech startups barely topped $100M across 30+ deals, with the largest deal representing 45% of total investments.   Deal Flow Oddly enough, […]

Funding for Social Media Monitoring All Dried Up

Funding Social Media Monitoring from The Startup Garage

Decline in Funding for Social Media Monitoring The Statistics Don’t Lie Late-stage financing for social media monitoring and analytics companies has all but dried up.  With exits sagging, clearly this fad has reached its conclusion.  Over the past year, $128M has been invested in such companies across 25 deals.  This represents a decline of both […]

Asian eCommerce Investment Report

Asian eCommerce Investment Report from The Startup Garage

While financing in the Asian eCommerce market remains hot, exit valuations remain rather dreary. Since 2010, $6.9B has been invested in Asian eCommerce companies across 383 deals from venture capital investors.  Both deal volume and funding activitiy to the region are up 30% and 56% year-over-year respectively.  Not surprisingly, India and China dominate the majority […]

Big Data Report – $4.9 Billion Invested Across 523 Deals Since 2008

$4.9 Billion Invested Across 523 Deals Since 2008 from The Startup Garage

Big Data investment has been gaining momentum seeing nearly $5 billion of funding over the last five years. 2012 was the biggest year of deals and saw YoY growth of 19.5% over 2011. The graph below highlights the five-year financing trend to Big Data companies. In addition to the acceleration in financing activity, big data […]