Pre-money Valuation of VC-backed Startups Reaches $18.5 million in 2006, Highest Since 2000
In Europe, the overall median pre-money valuation increased from EUR4 million in 2005 to EUR5.6 million last year, according to VentureOne data.
Other U.S. Highlights:
- The median pre-money valuation for later-stage financings of U.S. technology companies rose to $33 million in 2006, up from $29 million the year before.
- The median pre-money first-round valuation in 2006 nudged to $6.2 million from $5.9 million in 2005.
- U.S. health care companies raised later-stage rounds at a median pre-money valuation of $49.5 million in 2006, up from $40 million in 2005.
- U.S. health care startups in early-stage valuations inched up to $5.2 million last year from $5 million in 2005.