Attractive Late-stage Firms Grow Scarce for Venture Capital

Venture capitalists face slimmer pickings and higher prices in 2014 as competition to buy good late-stage companies is raising the bar. Prices for firms that once might have returned six to seven times the investment now may bring just one or two times, notes Jason Trevisan of Polaris Partners. Cara Nakamura, principal of the Princeton University Investment Company, calls prices “terrible.”

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