We’re seeing an acceleration of M&A activity and a growing IPO pipeline through the end of 2016, but the bar remains high.
Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN
Here’s what one top VC firm predicts will happen to tech startups in 2017
Accel is an early & growth-stage venture capital firm and is known for its investments in Facebook, Slack, and Dropbox. This is the firm’s annual presentation on what the tech environment is like for founders today and what will happen in 2017, republished with permission.
- It’s an incredible time to be a technology entrepreneur.
- A rising “new guard” are officially the most valuable companies in the world: Apple, Alphabet/Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook.
- But of course, it’s important to stay disciplined.
- We’re seeing an acceleration of M&A activity and a growing IPO pipeline through the end of 2016, but the bar remains high.
*In order as of 11/22/16:
- Apple — $596B
- Alphabet/Google — $551B
- Microsoft — $478B
- Amazon — $372B
- Facebook — $348B
**Bloomberg dug into the numbers here too.