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10 Rules of Thumb for Startup Investment Valuation

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How much is NewCo worth to investors at this point (pre-money valuation)? NewCo might be able to pick up an initial $50K valuation on this item.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Software Patents

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always advise software startups to file patents to protect their “secret sauce” from competitors, and to increase their valuation.

Getting A Software Patent Is Valuable But Frustrating

Startup Professionals Musings

Some argue to simply eliminate software patents, while others put their hopes in U.S. Patent offices can’t keep up with software technology.

10 Rules of Thumb for Startup Investment Valuation

Startup Professionals Musings

How much is NewCo worth to investors at this point (pre-money valuation)? NewCo might be able to pick up an initial $50K valuation on this item.

The Dentist Office Software Story

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I’ve been telling this fictional story about Dentist Office Software for years to describe why we are so focused on our “networks” investment strategy. Since I’ve never told the Dentist Office Software story here at AVC, I will do that and then I will add Albert’s alternate (and better) ending. anymore.

Om Malik on why valuations defy metrics

The Equity Kicker

For larger valuations it is the latter. Yesterday Om Malik reminded us that predicting the future is hard. Both as investors and entrepreneurs.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Software Patents

Startup Professionals Musings

I always advise software startups to file patents to protect their “secret sauce” from competitors, and to increase their valuation.

2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Groups

Angel Investing News

During the summer of 2010, I developed a workshop, A New ACEF Valuation Workshop for Angels and Entrepreneurs.  To provide some reference points, I surveyed thirteen angels groups in North American to determine their recent experience in negotiating the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies.  2011 Angel Group Valuation Survey.

2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Groups

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During the summer of 2010, I developed a workshop,  A New ACEF Valuation Workshop for Angels and Entrepreneurs.  To provide some reference points, I surveyed thirteen angels groups in North American to determine their recent experience in negotiating the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies.  2011 Angel Group Valuation Survey.

The "Real Valuation" Is About Having Fun

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Ronen Shilo, founder of software company Conduit, talks about what his company's recent $1 billion valuations means--and doesn't mean--to him.

Can Twitter Justify Its $11 Billion Valuation?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you divide Twitter''s $11 billion valuation by the amount of its last full year of sales, you get a price-to-sales ratio of 35. No Profits.

Software Patents Have Become a Startup Nightmare

Startup Professionals Musings

I always advise software startups to file patents to protect their “secret sauce” from competitors, and to increase their valuation.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

Both Sides of the Table

million in team costs to code, launch, manage, market & sell our software. Open-Source Software & Horizontal Computing. Rewind.

How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company

Both Sides of the Table

deliver profitable revenue that while on gross margins of 50% vs. software at 85-95% it is still profits to help you cover fixed costs.

GBP Austin Dimmer | Building a Software Company is Hard

Business of Software Blog

I’d like to set out by letting you know that creating a successful software business is extremely hard. Life pretty much sucks. She is right.

Dharmesh Shah – Valuation, Competition, Porter’s Five Forces and Culture

Business of Software Blog

This is a summary of Dharmesh Shah ‘s Business of Software 2012 presentation. Valuation. Valuation vs. Value. Your Company.

10 Ways to Size Your Company’s Value for Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

How much is NewCo worth to investors at this point (pre-money valuation)? NewCo might be able to pick up an initial $50K valuation on this item.

Hugh opportunities do NOT command amazing pre-money valuations.

Berkonomics

Dave’s note: Popular Bill Payne returns this week with a thoughtful take on valuations. By Bill Payne. million. Ignition!

Public SaaS Valuations Are Diving. How Should You React?

Southeast VC

I received data 48 hours ago from Pacific Crest which shows valuations of SaaS companies in a sharp decline. How does this change our playbook?

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Why tech solutions aren't just about IPOs and billion-dollar valuations

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

While entrepreneurs make a lot of money selling their companies or taking them public, it's good to remember why businesses need software innovation in a crisis

Speaker slide decks from Business of Software Conference USA 2015

Business of Software Blog

Speaker decks from Business of Software Conference USA 2015. Join the Business of Software Community. Get the latest updates from Business of Software free to you. Values > Valuations. from Business of Software. from Business of Software. Don’t Be The Last to Know from Business of Software.

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Software Patents are Becoming a Tax on Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

I always advise software startups to file patents to protect their “secret sauce” from competitors, and to increase their valuation.

Burnham's Beat: 2008 Software M&A: Year in Review

Burnham's Beat

Software IPOs. Software M&A. 2008 Software Stocks: An Oveview Plus The 10 Best and 10 Worst » 01/02/2009. 2008 Software M&A: Year in Review. Unlike the Internet M&A space , the public software company M&A market was actually fairly robust in 2008 with 33 deals worth over $40BN closing.  Stocks.

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Dharmesh Shah, CTO of HubSpot at Business of Software 2011. Building Big Ass Software Businesses.

Business of Software Blog

Dharmesh Shah -  Building Big Ass Software Businesses: Insights and musings on the Business of Software. Dharmesh Shah is the founder and CTO of HubSpot , a venture-backed software company offering a hosted software service for inbound marketing. ” At what point you need humans to sell software? He has a B.S.

Oracle: Time for some respect

deal architect

Oracle is skirting with a market valuation of $ 2oo billion. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP Wall Street is gushing. Whatever. I am not writing this to join their praises – I have never judged companies purely on their financial performance. I am more impressed.

What's Your Software Company Really Worth?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here are the five things venture capitalists generally look at to peg your company's valuation. Is There Wiggle Room with Valuation Numbers?

Want to build a successful software business? Can you answer these 8 questions?

Business of Software Blog

Alex will be speaking and running a workshop at the  Business of Software Conference , Boston 24-26th October. The Basics. We do the work.

Why This Startup You've Never Heard of Could Have the Most Successful Tech IPO of the Year

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Business-software maker Atlassian has built up a valuation of more than $3 billion without taking on any outside investment

BoS 2012: Videos of Business of Software talks all in one place.

Business of Software Blog

All of the keynote and Lightning Talks talks from the 2012 Business of Software Conference that we are making public are now online with the permission of their speakers. While Business of Software Conference won’t be livestreamed this year , we always want to share the ideas we discuss at the event with as wide an audience as possible.

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Startups Should Revolve Around Their Founders if They Want to Succeed Big

Andrew Payne

From a statistical analysis of over 6,000 startups, the paper (and article) argue (roughly) that founders with board control, the CEO position, or both, can “harm the firm’s prospects, reducing pre-money valuation by up to 22%.” Entrepreneurship Ramblings Software” Really? in technology) .

Mindbody Raises $50M at $450M Valuation; IPO Likely in 2015

Ask the Angels

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Four predictions for 2015

Version One Ventures

What used to be perceived as a 5x or 10x gap in valuation between the winner and a runner-up is now more widely seen as between 100x or even possibly 1000x.”. News 2015 Bitcoin Enterprise software mobile predictions Virtual reality The end of every year brings a proliferation of prediction lists. killer app for Bitcoin emerges.

Dharmesh Shah on strategies for building great companies at Business of Software Conference 2012

Business of Software Blog

BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE – FOR PEOPLE BUILDING GREAT SOFTWARE BUSINESSES. Dharmesh Shah, Valuation and competition. Are we okay?

Ten Components of Startup Valuation For Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

How much is NewCo worth to investors at this point (pre-money valuation)? NewCo might be able to pick up an initial $50K valuation on this item.

Cracking The Code: SaaS Multiples: Recovery or Bubble?

Cracking the Code

Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. software. (10).

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Announcing Version One Fund II

Version One Ventures

Our companies’ collective valuation now sits at a stunning $600 million and they have gone on to raise over $130 million since we first invested in them. News Bay Area marketplaces platforms saas Seed round Series A round Software as a service Vancouver Version One Fund II is $35M, slightly larger than our initial fund.

Tonight We're Going To Party Like It's 1999

Launching Tech Ventures

Valuations. Valuations for private Internet companies reflect only the market value of equity; few such firms had any debt. and WebMD.

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Jive Software Moves Ahead With IPO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The social networking software company--a perennial on the Inc. 5000--is seeking to raise as much as $117 million. It will sell 8.33

How SaaS + Mobile has changed our world.

Scalable Startup

But more importantly, the labor of moving software around by humans and physical media and even the Internet has been taken down to almost zero.

PA Alumni Bluebeam Software Acquired For $100M

Ask the Angels

Socaltech.com reports Pasadena-based software developer  Bluebeam Software has been acquired by German software company  Nemetschek AG , the two said late Friday. According to the two, Nemetschek will pay $100M for BlueBeam, which is a developer of PDF software used for architecture, engineering, and construction.