For Seed Stage Startups, It‘s Hire or Die – Visualizing the Series A Pipeline For 2015

- January 29, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

In 2014 there were 733 Series A rounds raised by U.S. seed stage startups (excluding biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, cleantech and energy startups for this analysis).

The median Series A round size was $5M (average was $7.2M), and the median team size was 15 people at the time the round was announced, suggesting this might be the minimum viable team size for investors targeting a “run the fund” outcome (or at least 3x return). [Source: Mattermark.com]