BusinessWeek Article on Private Company Valuations

I’m quoted and CapLinked is mentioned in this Bloomberg/BusinessWeek article on private company valuations. The article quotes a study documenting how secondary market valuations of VC-backed tech companies have risen a whopping 54% since June.

I’ll save musings about whether this is a potential asset bubble for another day, but I will add a clarifying comment to my quote in the article. Regardless of the valuations, companies such as Facebook, Zynga, Groupon, LinkedIn, etc. are excellent companies. If this were 1999 or even 2005, I think most of them would be publicly traded now. But given the current business and regulatory environment, they’re choosing to stay private.

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