286 of the most promising and highly-valued private tech
companies in the United States
The 2019 Tech
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The 2019 Tech IPO Pipeline
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7 T H A N N U A L T E C H I P O P I P E L I N E R E P O R T
This is the 7th annual edition of the CB Insights Tech IPO Pipeline Report. This year's Tech IPO Pipeline features 286 of the
most promising and highly valued private venture and private equity-backed technology companies in the United States.
Our analysis finds that while tech IPO activity did not see a major spike in 2018, investment to potential candidates
continues to grow significantly. Of note, there has been almost six times more $100M+ private financings than IPOs of US
venture-backed tech companies this year. The continued frothiness in the private markets has minted more than 40 new
US tech unicorns in 2018 YTD.
Of the venture-backed US tech companies that went public this year, we find that the median time between their first
financing and public offering was 10.1 years. Compare that to 2013, when the median time was just 6.9 years.
As always, it is worth remembering that not all (and perhaps few) of these 286 companies will IPO next year. Many have
just crossed the $100M valuation threshold. Other