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Seed Stage Valuations by Angels Reach Record High

September 24, 2015

Seed stage valuations have risen steadily over the last five years to an all-time high of 3.95 million (Median), a 30% increase over 2014, according to the recently released 2015 Q2 ARI HALO Report from the Angel Resource Institute at Willamette University (ARI). The authors found that all U.S. geographical regions have seen increases in round size in the last six quarters with the largest increases in round sizes in the Great Plains ($0.2 million to $1.1 million), Mid-Atlantic ($0.3 million to $1.5 million), and Northwest ($0.3 million to $1.5 million) regions. While New England and the Southeast maintain a relatively balanced portfolio across sectors, the authors found several regional industry concentrations exist including: mobile and Internet in California and New York; food & beverage in Texas; and, Industrial and Healthcare in the Great Lakes. ARI researchers also found that angel investing activity is equally distributed across the country (50%/50%) when parsed either East and West or North and South. The 2015 Q2 ARI HALO Report data is based on 4,719 deals totaling $7.5 billion in total rounds including co-inventors. Read the report at: http://www.angelresourceinstitute.org/research/halo-report/halo-report.aspx.

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