Early Stage Deal Term Report

Earlier this week we posted Some Issues to Consider When Negotiating the Term Sheet: The Series A Round, so we thought it would be necessary to provide some of the granular data that our Intelligence Database offers. Take a moment to check out some of the trends surrounding Early Stage Valuations and Deal Terms in our Report. Included in the report is an analysis of of over 500 companies and 500 deals, including some gazelles like Mixpanel, The Honest Company, and Beepi.

VC Experts – Early Stage Deal Term Report is FREE, please don’t hesitate to pass it along.

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What Investors Need to Know About Deal Terms and Conditions

Investors should be well aware of the terms and conditions when investing in private companies. What happens if there is a down round? What provisions can stop new investors from taking over a cap table? Understanding the economic impact of these terms can help protect your investment. ACE Portal’s Co-Founder and CFO, Carl Torrillo, interviewed Ross Barrett, Co-Founder of VC Experts, on what private investors need to know about terms and conditions. Take a moment and see why it may be “your deal, but my terms”.

Pre-IPO Report: A Fundamental Data Analysis

We decided to take a deeper look into a few companies that may be making headlines in the coming year. In doing so we compiled a Pre-IPO Report that analyzes 6 companies from our database that have caught our attention lately having large capital raises in the last 6 months. We have provided granular deal term, investment, and valuation data for Infusion Software, Inrix, Lookout, The Honest Company, Thumbtack, and Veracode. We then benchmarked these companies against other high growth Venture Backed companies that have gone public in the last few years (sample includes companies which have filed an IPO from 2011-present).

VC Experts – Pre-IPO Data Analysis Report is FREE, please don’t hesitate to pass it along.



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2014 Billion Dollar Club: A Valuation & Terms Tear Down

Near the end of 2014 we provided lists to both VentureBeat and Forbes  for their compilation of “These 20 companies achieved $1B+ valuations in 2014” and “The Hottest Startups Of 2014“. Both articles gave valuations of the companies, however we wanted to dive down into the granular data that VC Experts Intelligence Database provides. Included in the report is a look at Valuations and Trends, An Industry Breakdown,  & Deal Terms. Our analysis details 24 private companies, and over 160 deals that took place over the life of each company. The report is free, please don’t hesitate to pass it along.


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SpaceX Authorizes $1B in New Shares

CRS-5 Dragon in Orbit

Space Exploration Technologies, Inc., filed an Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation on January 20, 2015 that authorized 13 million new shares of Series G at $77.46 per share. This allows for a potential $1B raise, and is 10X the share price of their last round at $7.50.

SpaceX Price Per Share With Valuation

Journalists Appreciate Accurate Data on Private Company Financings

Journalists, bloggers and various other media outlets often reach out to the team at VC Experts because of our innate ability to gather private company financing details, including share prices, stock splits, valuations, and other unique data often overlooked through other sources.

VC Experts Intelligence Database racked up more than 20,000 new private company regulatory filings in 2014 (*more than just Form D’s on file with the SEC). Because of our unique dataset we were mentioned in the media quite a few times. We have listed below some of the “media darlings” that drew the most attention.

During the year we also entered into a strategic partnership with ACE Portal, and our data is now available on S&P Capital IQ– you can see the press releases below. Our Founders, Joe Bartlett and Ross Barrett, played a big part in keeping the conversation going about the importance of accurate data and private company transactions, check out some of their video interviews with ACE Portal below.

2014 Private Company Press Mentions

DROPBOXLatest Dropbox funding round may have been
$450 million, nearly double earlier reports
– Forbes
WHATSAPPWhatsApp Was Valued At ~$1.5B In Final Round
Before Sale
– TechCrunch

Sequoia Capital’s faith in WhatsApp startup
results in $3 billion return
– San Jose Mercury News

SERVICEMAXServiceMax raises $71 million for field
service cloud software
– San Francisco Business
CLOUDERAMuch Of Intels $740M Cloudera Investment
Likely Went To Existing Shareholders
– TechCrunch

Cloudera agrees to raise $200 million,
valuation up to $1.84 billion
– San Francisco Business

HOUZZHome Deco Site Houzz Raises $150M At A $2.3B
Post-Money Valuation
– TechCrunch

Online Home Improvement Company Houzz
Looking to Raise At $2.3Billion Valuation
– Forbes

OPEN GARDENCould This App Create A Free, Secret Web?
– Forbes
BOXBox authorizes raising $150 million as IPO
market for cloud computing cools
– San Francisco Business
ZOCDOCZocDoc raising $152 million at $1.6 billion
– Fortune
SNAPCHATSnapchat Authorizes Mystery Share Sale
– Forbes
UBERUber raises $1.2 billion, putting its value
at $40 billion

Uber Might be Dealing with Problems but is
Now Worth $41 Billion
– Tech Times

Uber Confirms New $1.2B Funding Round At
$40B Valuation
– TechCrunch

Uber files to sell $1.8 billion of new stock – Fortune

Uber CEO Kalanick Likely A Billionaire After
$18.2 Billion Valuation
– Forbes

THUMBTACKThe List Killer: How Thumbtack Plans To Be
Your One-Stop Local Services Shop For

Plumbers, Chefs And Belly Dancers – Forbes

SQUARESquare raises $100 million at $6 billion
– Fortune

Square raises $100 million at $6 billion
– San Jose Mercury News

INSTACARTGrocery Delivery Startup Instacart Rings Up
$210 Million Investment
– Forbes
ENDER LABSRoom Scheduling Startup Raises $1.5 Million
From Google Ventures, Marc Benioff, Zetta Venture Partners

WEWORKWeWork raises $355M at nearly $5B valuation,
plans IPO
– VentureBeat
PALANTIRPalantir Aiming To Raise $400 Million In New
– Forbes

Palantir Raises $50 Million Of Reported $400
Million Round
– TechCrunch

JAWBONEJawbone’s Missing Christmas

Jawbone Makes Progress On Its $250 Million
Funding Round As Apple Watch Looms Over
– Forbes

Be sure to check out our Report Center for individual company reports and industry aggregate reports.

We also compiled a few lists from our Intelligence Database:

2014 Press Releases

Private Company Transaction Data from VC Experts Now on S&P Capital IQ Platform

The VC Experts content will prove very beneficial to our Investment Banking, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Corporate clientele who utilize our desktop, data and third party investment research in their deal analysis, said Keith Ackerman – Managing Director of S&P Capital IQ’s Research Network and, Strategic Research Partnerships. “Investors using our platform will be able to even more effectively negotiate term sheets, calculate valuations, source deals, and price transactions with more transparency and confidence, which is precisely the intelligence they expect from us.”

Proposed SEC Rule Expected to Eliminate More Than Half of Angel Investment Capital

“I do not know of any issues of importance to our economy that can match the imperative of maintaining accredited investor status as it now exists,” said Joseph Bartlett, VC Experts Co-Founder. “The cornerstone of economic growth in the United States since World War II has been the availability of venture capital for the likes of Microsoft, Google, Apple. It is, of course, true that many (or most) business startups fail; but if the solution is deemed to be steps to minimalize the opportunities for startups to get funding, we are approaching the end of the road.”

VC Experts Joins Forces with ACE Portal & NYSE

“The integration of VC Experts’ insights, data and analysis into ACE’s transaction management platform furthers our goal of improving the market for private placements by bringing greater efficiency to the private placement process and making information more readily available to investors,” said ACE chief executive officer Peter Williams.

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