This morning, as a, we’re talking about an old hit: software valuations. The folks over at Duracell Ventures accept compiled a lengthy dive into a 2020 software market here is worth our time — you can read along here; I’ll provide page results as we go — because it helps explain some software valuations.
There’s little doubt that there is some froth in the software systems market, but it may not be in which think it is.
One of the Battery report has a lot of data points that we’ll work through in this week’s ezine, but this morning, let’s minute ourselves to thinking about growing aggregate software multiples, my breakdown of multiples file format through the lens of relevance growth rates, and hat it off with a nibble on the importance, or lack thereof, of cash flow margins for that valuation of high-growth dependant upon the companies.
I talked through pieces of the comment with its authors, Battery’s Brandon Gleklen and Neeraj Agrawal . So , we’ll rely on their perspective a little as we go to help us push quickly. This is our Nov. 25 treat. Or at least mine. Shall we get into it.
Let’s start with an greeting. Yes, software valuations suffer from risen to record-high multiples today. Here’s the Battery chart which makes the change clear: