What trends does WSGR see in venture financings?

June 28, 2007

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati publishes a report on private company financing trends. According to VentureOne, WSGR represents more companies that receive venture financing than any other law firm in the United States. In 2007, WSGR represented companies in over 500 venture equity and debt financings, which was 20.6% market share among U.S. law firms.

Various issues of the report cover valuation trends, amounts raised by series, up rounds vs. down rounds, liquidation preferences, pay-to-play, dividends, anti-dilution and redemption rights.  Authors of articles include WSGR attorneys, venture capitalists, accountants and D&O specialists.

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  • Larry Klein

    Excellent site and explanations.

    I would like a copy of the WSGR trend report if possible.

  • http://www.pedatacenter.com Michael

    Getting industry comps can also be made easier by going to http://www.pedatacenter.com. This company has built a database that actually reveals the individual terms for U.S. venture financings, as well as a valuation. A friend of mine at PWC says they are slowly incorporating this resource into their work because of FAS 157.