Third quarter data shows exits continue to totally suck. In fact, they suck worse



As regular readers know, we’ve spent the fall sloshing around conflicting stats, bombastic grandstanding, and endless fretting of what’s about to happen to the venture landscape any minute. 

Many hoped for some deus ex free-market-a catalyst of a crash coming in the form of –most recently– Square’s IPO. But that too had mixed results: Slashed price to get the deal done, but a decent pop the first day of trading. OK.

Third quarter data is starting to come out and — surprise! — it’s still a mixed bag.

The positive? Somehow mega rounds keep coming, unicorns keep popping out of the metaphorical unicorn womb of Sand Hill Road. In fact, the pace of unicorn-deals in the third quarter matched the previous one, the highest of the year so far. Just this week, there were reports that DoorDash is about to join the club.

So how about a big, steaming pile of negative? CB Insights just released its third quarter exits report. 

Oh right, exits. Money coming out of the industry. When it all turns into actual real dollars.

TL;DR: They continue to totally suck. In fact, they suck worse…

Pando latest articles


Announcing our Fourth Quarter Webinar Schedule


Hard to believe that summer is over. As the kids head back to school, it might be a good time to for you to work on your own career building skills. 

We’ve just released the fourth quarter schedule for our award-winning webinar series. Check out the full calendar here.

Among some of the topics discussed by our panel of experts are tips on creating a seamless digital marketing campaign, how brands are measuring employee advocacy effectiveness, and segmenting your data to drive a better customer experience.

We also have webinars to help with omnichannel marketing strategies, how to use data and analytics to drive social and digital business strategies, and how to create content that drives engagement with consumers.

Our live, one-hour webinars are at 12 pm EST, and are free to attend.

And we’re always on the lookout for speakers to add to our roster of talent. Being a panelist is a great opportunity for you to continue to establish yourself as an expert, and boost your exposure — not only do hundreds of people register, our accompanying #SMTlive tweet chat sees an average of 19.6 million impressions and a reach of 880,000 because we have 474,000 followers.

If you’re interested in speaking on a Social Media Today webinar, please fill out this very brief form with your name, email address, and areas of expertise.

We’d be honored to have you join us an attendee, speaker, or hopefully both.

Social Media Today RSS