Tough B Rounds and Valuations, New Business Models in 2013

12/24/12Follow @habibkairouz

[Editor's note: To tap the wisdom of our distinguished group of Xconomists, we asked a few of them to answer this question heading into 2013: “What does your gut tell you will happen this year even though you don’t have data to prove it?”]

I expect many companies looking for their Series B rounds to struggle to find them, and many companies looking for their last pre-IPO rounds to face substantial valuation pressure. I also expect substantial evolution or reinvention of business models for some of the recent high-flyer Internet companies.

Habib Kairouz is a managing partner of Rho Capital Partners and Rho Ventures as well as a member of the Investment Committees of Rho Canada and Rho Fund Investors. Follow @habibkairouz

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