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Massive Acquisitions in Software Startups

Tom Tunguz

In 2014, 2016, 2020, 2021, these big mergers drove the figures into the tens of billions. Year Share Good Year 2012 18.4% - 2013 25.9% - 2014 65.5% Multi-billion dollar acquisitions, the blue bars, are the largest contributors to this swing. X 2015 20.1% - 2016 43.0% X 2019 23.4% - 2020 61.1% X 2021 43.8%

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My 2 Favorite Gadgets from 2014

Tom Tunguz

These are my two favorite devices from 2014. In 2014, I slept really poorly. The Kindle and the Hint are my two favorite devices from 2014. I use each one on a daily basis and both have changed my life in a meaningful way. Amazon Kindle. I thought it was stress. But it turned out to be my Nexus 7 tablet. What are yours?

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The 2014 Class of SaaS IPOs

Tom Tunguz

2014 has been a great year for SaaS companies. Third, the average SaaS IPO in 2014 raised 4 rounds of capital. The 2014 Class of SaaS IPOs show there are many different ways of building a business. By my count, 9 of them will have gone public. The color bars in the chart represent Series A, B… through to IPO.

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6 things SaaS founders should keep in mind in 2014

The Angel VC

I hope you've had a great start into the new year, and I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous (and of course SaaSy ) 2014. Here are six things that I think SaaS founders should keep in mind in 2014. Which additional ones do you think SaaS founders should pay attention to in 2014? Fixing your weaknesses is the tougher part.

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The Fifth SaaS Correction

Tom Tunguz

Also, 2014 to 2016 saw a 57% reduction in multiples and of course after 2008. Cloud companies' fast growth multiplied by an appreciation in multiples has pushed valuations higher since 2014. Today, we’re in the midst of the fifth. But let’s look at the most recent five years. Correction Year.

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The Startup M&A Market Fell 94% Year over Year - But One Segment is Thriving

Tom Tunguz

This change in the exit market parallels a surge in acquihires in 2014 when corporate development departments began to acquire seed-stage companies for talent rather than waiting for Series A businesses. During the 2013-2014, median acquisition prices increased by 50% in less than a year, from $36m to $54m.

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The Best Time of Year to Raise for Your Startup

Tom Tunguz

I set out to determine if fundraising seasonality had changed from this post I published in 2014 which suggested Q2 & Q4 were best for founders. The US software Series A market has become much less seasonal since that post in 2014. The answer is yes. I’ve plotted the data above & smoothed it to clarify the patterns.

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