Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday December 29, 2015

Foursquare's Valuation Is Getting Chopped in Half

Foursquare is close to finalizing a "down" round of funding that will value the company at less than half of what investors thought it was worth just two years ago.

Down rounds are typically punishing for founders, reducing both the value and the size of their stakes in concert. Frequently, doing one triggers "anti-dilution" mechanisms designed to protect early investors by carving up founders' equity still more. A down round is thus widely regarded as a red flag for a company.