Are these startups profitable?


Are these startups profitable?

In this week’s video insight, I report on recent developments in the private equity world. In March when the financial world acknowledged a pandemic many investors predicted private equity and start up wallets would be zipped up and the growth and private equity valuations was near an end.  But here we are, six months down the road and the both the pandemic and elevated private equity valuations remain.


Roger Montgomery is the Founder and Chairman of Montgomery Investment Management. Roger has over three decades of experience in funds management and related activities, including equities analysis, equity and derivatives strategy, trading and stockbroking. Prior to establishing Montgomery, Roger held positions at Ord Minnett Jardine Fleming, BT (Australia) Limited and Merrill Lynch.

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  1. I love these examples, thank you. I have a suspicion that these ridiculous valuations will persist until the risk free rate increases sufficiently to provide a fiscal time limit and penalty for inefficient use of capital. This may be in 2025, maybe never.

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