Average starting grades are in decline, new evidence suggests.
In March, the stock exchange analyzed the dataset from Map, a unicorn whose software helps companies manage the capitalization table, which has shown early signs that the startup valuation market is changing. Look at Carta’s full Q1 data collated by its Head of Analysis, Peter Walker, clarifies the situation: estimates are declining, but unevenly.
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Indeed, the new data shows a spectrum of decline in the average valuation of startups that Carta knows about – thousands of deals from tens of thousands of companies — which is in line with the current VC chatter that the value of startups has changed dramatically from 2021 maximum.
This morning, let’s examine the new estimates from Carta by taking the raw data as a basis and looking at where the estimates fall the fastest and slowest. Whether you are building or investing, this is the new reality.
We’re writing ahead of an upcoming Carta report, so we don’t have pretty charts to borrow from the company’s data team. We will read the text for today. Whether you’re starting early or running late, here’s what Carta has to say about grades:
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