Predicting a Startup Valuation with Data Science

Sebastian Quintero
Jan 30, 2019 · 13 min read

The following is a condensed and slightly modified version of a Radicle working paper on the startup economy in which we explore post-money valuations by venture capital stage classifications. We find that valuations have interesting distributional properties and then go on to describe a classical statistical model for estimating an undisclosed valuation with considerable ease. With that said, we would suggest reading the entirety of this article before using the model. This is not magic and the details matter. With that said, grab some coffee and get comfortable––we’re