Archive: high valuations


Startup Investing in 2014 vs. Startup Investing in 2021

By Adam Sharp on September 21, 2021

When I first started investing in startups in the summer of 2014, seed-stage deals were typically valued between $4 million and $5 million. I remember seeing a few deals at $1 million and a few more at $2 million and $3 million.  Today I’d estimate the average seed deal is around $14 million. That’s a significant increase. Of course, the definition of “seed stage” has changed quite a bit. What was a seed stage deal in…

How To Deal With Crazy-High Startup Valuations

By Adam Sharp on July 16, 2021

I saw a pretty interesting thing on Twitter this week. Founders Fund general partner Keith Rabois posted the following. Biggest change in the venture landscape now: There are no VC funds with pricing discipline. All of us…