The list of global venture-backed startups valued at $1 billion or higher has grown to over 60 firms in 2014. And as more companies notch 10-figure valuations (or in some cases 11-figures) in the private markets, CB Insights is algorithmically tracking valuations as well as revenue multiples. Our valuation and revenue data includes real and rumored figures and as those of you who deal with private companies know, this data is very hard to find. We are crawling 150,000+ sources to get this data and extracting structured data from these sources using machine learning technology we’ve built that is not too dissimilar from how we gather our financing and exit data.
As the revenue multiple data shows, the range of price to revenue multiples for billion-dollar startups is very varied going from as low as 1.9x to as high as 79.8x. Perhaps not surprising given the range of business models and industries the billion-dollar startups operate in – from eCommerce to payments processing to SaaS and lending.
The screenshot below highlights the price to sales (revenue) multiples of startup valued at a billion dollars or more using our private company valuation multiples tool on CB Insights.
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