Carta’s Q4 State of Private Markets report examines where the overarching equity trends of 2022 netted out, and the impact of deal slowdowns and a dark economic forecast on fundraising across startup stages.
Venture deal count for private companies on Carta in 2022 declined 29% year over year, while the total capital invested fell more than 50%. Investments worth less than $5 million became more common, while mega-deals fell out of favor. The frequency of bridge rounds boomed. Deal sizes decreased at nearly every stage of the startup lifecycle.
Find out about the data behind these shifts in the venture market and more insights from Q4, during the State of Private Markets: 2022 In Review. Our experts discuss:
- Valuation dips across series and how founders are finding runway between rounds
- Trends in deal sizes that could favor early-stage organizations
- Why declines in company valuations are leading to employee option repricing
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