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Valuing Venture Capital Investments

For the first time in five years, median valuations of companies receiving venture capital increased last year. Companies already shipping products showed the largest gains; in 2004, their median valuation was one-third higher than in 2003. Overall, though, valuations were still only about half of 2000’s high. Health-care companies have suffered the least, their median valuation declining less than a fifth since 2000. But information technology companies have plummeted.

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