Despite the hubbub over select startups such as WhatsApp, the mobile-messaging app bought by Facebook Inc. for $19 billion, first-round valuations for U.S. startups fell last year, data show, even as later-round valuations surpassed levels of the dot-com era.
So far this proxy season, companies are on average getting 93% support from shareholders on “say-on-pay,” according to a review of 170 early votes from Russell 3000 companies from consulting firm Towers WatsonTW -1.19%. Last year, the average was 90%.
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First-round valuations for startups fell last year, even as later-round ...
Despite the hubbub over select startups such as WhatsApp, first-round valuations for U.S. startups fell last year, even as later-round valua
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