I originally posted this on the Disruption Blog.
Black Swans are mysterious, rare, and elusive. As are some of the biggest valuation jumps in early stage growth companies. Take Quora, for instance.
In April of this year Quora raised a Series C round at $80MM on a $900MM valuation. That is more than double its valuation for its B round in May of 2012. And yet, Quora doesn’t make any money and doesn’t release any specific usage or user growth numbers. How could a third party ever predict that type of valuation increase?
At Disruption Corporation we attempt to do just that. Our research team rates companies across 13 metrics. These metrics include team strength, market momentum and unique advantage, to name some. We also look at market comparables, historical funding events, industry funding events, and actuals we find on a company. That research, combined with some...
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