Cooley Releases Q2 2012 Venture Financing Report

Matt Bartus —  September 3, 2012 — Leave a comment

Cooley LLP recently released its 2nd Quarter 2012 venture financing report.  The report analyzes Cooley’s venture capital transactions nationwide that closed during this period.

Highlights of the report include:

  • The percentage of up rounds rose to over 82% of deals, a level not seen since 2006.
  • Average valuations for Series A, B and D+ rounds reached levels not seen in the last eight years.
  • A number of Q2 trends pointed to a move toward more company-favorable terms.
  • The percentage of deals with pay-to-play provisions and the percentage of tranched deals decreased from the prior quarter, signaling investor confidence.

The full report can be downloaded here.