In 2018, tech news has been dominated by seemingly endless stories of another “unicorn” raising a colossal round. These valuations are fueled by VCs raising huge funds earmarked for late stage companies. With increased access to capital, companies find staying private longer increasingly attractive. We decided to take a look behind these headlines and dig into the data.
Data & research
Much has been said about the gender pay gap, but most publicly available research focuses on only one part of compensation: salary. But in startups, wealth is created through equity ownership on the cap table.
Tracking the marketwide performance of US private companies and startups is difficult. Private companies are not required to disclose performance or valuation information to the public.
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Carta dives into our database of companies to figure out the difference between valuations across the country.