Why private, late-stage valuations are skyrocketing

Hot private companies are getting more valuable, often as much because of market conditions as actual company performance.

Several private, venture-backed companies have achieved rapid and extreme valuation mark-ups. This has obviously been going on for some time now in Silicon Valley and the private tech sector, but the magnitude and frequency of the recent write-ups has given me pause. Trying to piece together the ingredients that are creating this environment, it comes down to the following: Scarcity, momentum, FOMO and gains.

Why private, late-stage valuations are skyrocketing


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