What the greatest technology investors say about Valuation

The Valuation Environment is Tough Today

Fred Wilson venture capitalist and Co-Founder Union Square Ventures

“It’s very competitive here [Silicon Valley]. [] Here [Silicon Valley] nobody is willing to take money on terms that are fair to both parties.  They’re willing to take money that’s fair to them, but not to me.” []

“It makes me nervous that we cannot find an investment in a Series A or B or C that is priced at a level that we really think is the right price, that makes me nervous. [] Most of the time it’s 50% higher, sometimes it’s double. [] It’s harder to make money in the venture business given the valuation environment that exists today.  It was a lot easier 5 or 10 years ago [].”  

This Week in Startups, Fred Wilson, episode # 523, Mar 10, 2015 @ approx. 35 min. [first quote] & 55 min. [second quote]