The Q1 2014 "Halo Report' by CB Insights (with Silicon Valley Bank and the Angel Resource Institute) on angel investing trends was recently released. Angel investing in Seed Stage and Series A startups continues grow in both volume and and average valuation:
"Highlights of the Q1 2014 Halo Report include:
Round Size Reaches Five-Quarter High. Median angel round size reaches a five-quarter high in Q1 2014 at $980k. This marks a 31% YoY jump versus the first quarter of 2013, and also a 31% jump versus last quarter.
Median Deal Valuations Jump 10%. After several steady quarters at $2.5 million, median pre-money valuations rise to $2.7 million.
Mobile Down for Second Straight Quarter. After a strong showing in Q3 2013, angel investment into the Mobile sector has seen a downward trend. That trend continues into 2014 as Mobile dips below 15% of overall angel investment."
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