2014 has been a great year for billion-dollar valuations, tech exits and financing deals. We analyzed data from the last year and we discovered 4 data sets extremely meaningful.
An overview on 2014
As CBInsights Report states, hedge funds, mutual funds, corporates and Asian tech investors piled into U.S. tech companies in 2014, the 588 companies in the pipeline have raised a whopping $64.27B across more than 2,700 financing deals. $24B (38.4%) of that funding came in 2014.
$100M+ financing rounds
The number of $100M+ financing rounds to the Tech IPO Pipeline has more than doubled compared to 2013.
Billion-dollar valuation club
The number of Tech IPO Pipeline companies that entered the billion-dollar valuation club skyrocketed in 2014 and represented a 160%+ increase from the number of companies that first raised at a $1B+ valuation in 2013.
There are 42 companies on the list that have raised a financing round at a real or rumored valuation of $1B or more. Which are these companies?
- Good Technology
- Jasper Technologies
- Mongo DB
- Pure Storage
- Slack Technologies
- Unity Technologies
- Vice Media
Internet companies now make up nearly 60% of the 2015 Tech IPO Pipeline and outnumber Hardware companies by 7x. Mobile & Telecom companies are a distant 2nd. Despite growing prominence of Mobile, there are ~9% more Internet firms on the IPO pipeline this year than last.