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January 11, 2018 | Tom Ballard

PitchBook releases its venture capital outlook report for 2018

OutlookAhead of our annual outlook series that starts Monday, here’s PitchBook’s assessment of 2018. What are the national themes? Here they are:

  • Unicorns will hit the exits, with haircuts coming to several.
  • Net cashflows to limited partners will stay positive as exit value gets a boost.
  • ICOs will become more institutionalized.
  • Fintech consolidation will accelerate as business models mature and tech giants move into financial services.
  • Continued bifurcation of VC valuations, with late stage pricing remaining elevated while angel and seed sees a pullback.
  • Alternative exits become less of an alternative.
  • Median fund size will continue to grow.
  • Venture activity will increase in entrepreneurial hubs outside California.

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