Trends in Terms of Venture Financings In Silicon Valley (Third Quarter 2011)

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We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 113 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the third quarter of 2011.

Up rounds exceeded down rounds in 3Q11 70% to 15%, with 15% of rounds flat. This was an increase from 2Q11 when up rounds exceeded down rounds 61% to 25%, with 14% of rounds flat. Series B rounds were exceptionally strong, comprising 38% of the relevant rounds (Series A rounds aren’t included as there is no prior round for comparison purposes), and 89% of the Series B rounds were up rounds. This was the ninth quarter in a row in which up rounds exceeded down rounds.

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