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$10 Billion is the New $1 Billion

May 20, 2014

Fenwick & West corporate partner Barry Kramer was quoted in a MarketWatch article that describes increasing valuations among start-ups and debates whether this increase means a return to bubble-era valuations.

Kramer says no, noting that although $10.1 billion in venture deals in the first quarter of 2014 is the highest level since 2001, that amount is still much lower than the $28.4 billion in venture capital invested in the first quarter of 2000.

The article also references Fenwick’s recently released Venture Capital Survey that details Silicon Valley venture financing trends for the first quarter of 2014.

The full article is available through the MarketWatch website.