The 2016 Tech IPO Report
A look at tech’s 531 most highly-valued and high-flying private companies. The 2016 Tech IPO Pipeline report features the companies, investors, and trends among tomorrow’s disruptors.
The 2016 Tech IPO Pipeline will highlight over 500 of the most promising private tech companies and will analyze the industries they are targeting, the investors who’ve backed them, and the geographies they call home among other factors.
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Sequoia Capital has the most investments in Tech IPO Pipeline companies this year, however the top 5 went largely unchanged, featuring Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Accel Partners, and NEA in addition to Sequoia.
Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and Kleiner Perkins dominate once again
The number of VC-backed Tech IPO Pipeline companies that entered the billion-dollar valuation club has skyrocketed in the past two years, with 39 companies joining the list this year alone. Overall in the past two years 62 pipeline
companies have become Unicorns versus just 16 from 2011 – 2013.
A slew of “private IPOs” driven by increased investment from hedge funds, mutual funds, and corporates has led to the 531 companies in the pipeline raising $89.03B in equity investment across more than 2,600 deals since 2000. $36.1B (40.6%) of the funding came in 2015.
AVERAGE TOTAL FUNDING RAISED BY 2016 TECH IPO PIPELINE HIGHEST EVER
$89B HAS BEEN RAISED BY TECH IPO PIPELINE COMPANIES
As these non-traditional investors continue to pour money into firms content to stay in the private markets, the total funding by this year’s Tech IPO Pipeline companies reached all-time highs at $182M in total funding raised on average and $105M on a median basis. These figures were up 64% and 42% respectively versus last year’s Tech IPO Pipeline as many companies on 2015’s list stayed private and raised more money.
UNICORNS RISING: 39 PIPELINE COMPANIES JOIN THE $1B+ VALUATION CLUB IN 2015
The 2016 Tech IPO Pipeline has 531 investor-backed private technology companies in the United States today with significant momentum based on our proprietary private company Mosaic ratings.
Like last year’s list, the 2016 Tech IPO Pipeline currently represents the cream of the crop within investor portfolios, those companies that may be on their way to an IPO given sustained product, market and financing momentum, as well as a few companies that may be forced to go public due to financing conditions.
Of course, it should be explicitly mentioned that not all of these 531 companies will make it to an IPO next year or ever. Many have just crossed the $100M valuation threshold and, with the time to IPO increasing significantly, have their work cut out for them before they can even ponder the option of going public. Others among this group will never actually breakthrough to the level needed to be deemed public market worthy, or will be acquired along the way. And some will fall short, get out-executed, and may never see a liquidity event.
But as of this moment, these are the companies in tech you should know.
Below is a high-level summary of some of the report’s highlights. For all of the findings, download the entire report. It’s free.