February 23, 2024


compared to a year Previously, startup valuations had dropped across the board, whether you were a startup raising a seed round or a Series E round.

But if you’re a growth-stage startup, here’s some good news: According to data, startups raising Series A, B, and C rounds globally in Q1 2023 are worth more than they were in 2022. up in the fourth quarter Data from CB Insights.

That said, early and late-stage deals don’t look good: angel, seed, D-series and late-stage valuations are trending down globally.


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However, in the United States, tonebook data Paints a different picture, one that is both confusing and fascinating: Seed-stage valuations climbed, while A, B, C and later-stage deals are now worth less.

Startup trends in the U.S. appear to be different from those in the rest of the world: What’s rising in the U.S. is falling elsewhere, and vice versa.

This dissonance is interesting, but today we’re going to explore an even more interesting issue. If we continue to see startup valuations go up in seed rounds and prices go down later, how long does it take for the process from seed to Series A to become a company losing value?