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A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I just listened to this podcast with Marc Andreessen, Chris Dixon, and Benedict Evans. And since the post I was going to write today is now delayed until tomorrow, I will simply run the podcast as my post of the day. Lot’s of great stuff in here. I particularly liked the bit (about 17.5 stocks VC & Technology

Valuation Part I: Peeling the Onion, or How Top Investors Value the Startups They Invest In


Early-stage technology company valuations are generally a crap-shoot. How To Fundraise Starting Your Company valuation valuations

Startup Valuation Tips


In order to attract investors, you have to know the valuation of your company or how much your company is worth. Determine Your Valuation.

Valuations 101: Scorecard Valuation Methodology


In 2011, the valuation of pre-revenue, start-up companies is typically in the range of $1.5–$2.5 Scorecard Valuation Methodology. This method compares the target company to typical angel-funded startup ventures and adjusts the average valuation of recently funded companies in the region to establish a pre-money valuation of the target.

Valuation vs Ownership

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

They want to own 20% of the business but care less about the valuation. Another firm shows up, a firm that is less valuation oriented, and they offer $5mm for 20% of the business, which works out to $20mm pre/$25mm post. And it is why USV is committed to small fund sizes, small rounds, and smaller valuations.

Comparing valuations between rounds

The Equity Kicker

A few of them have done good up rounds and the easiest way to describe the magnitude is to talk about the valuation multiple. Venice Project

Valuation trickle down

The Equity Kicker

Note that we can see a similar increase in Series A valuations in Fred’s chart above. I’m back to the bubble question this morning.

Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 19 January 2010 Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth? They dazzle. It is analogous to a make-vs.-buy

Quick Post on Post-Money Valuations

Rob Go

When I first started out as a VC nearly 9 years ago, most early stage company valuations were expressed as pre-money valuations.

Benefits Of Business Valuation


Business valuations and wealth management. Determining a price is part and parcel of professional business valuation services.

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.

Snapchat Seeks $22 Billion Valuation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Snap Inc--Snapchat's parent company--will sell 200 million shares at $14-$16 each, according to SEC filings published Thursday morning

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Valuations 101: The Venture Capital Method


We recently started a series of posts on establishing the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue startup companies for purposes of investment by seed and startup investors. It is one of the useful methods for establishing the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue startup ventures. Then: Post-money Valuation = Terminal Value ÷ Anticipated ROI.

2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups


This summer I conducted our third annual survey of the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies recently funded by angel groups in North America. Access to our 2010 and 2011 surveys can be found at 2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Investor Groups. 2012 Valuation Survey. pre-money valuation in US$ millions).

5 Ways To Radically Improve Your Company Valuation

YFS Magazine

For business owners, startup valuation is a topic that causes lots of angst, raises tons of questions and definitely gets emotions blazing.

What Startups Need To Know About Business Valuation


This is where a qualified business valuation professional comes in – he or she can determine the fair market value of the underlying stock.

A Bubble for Seed Stage Valuation

Angel Investing News

When entrepreneurs raise equity capital for startup companies, the investors’ percentage of ownership is determined by the negotiated valuation for the company at the time of investment. For example, if the negotiated pre-money valuation is $1.5 the valuation of the company increases. million ÷ ($1.5 million + $0.5 million)].

Demystifying Small Business Valuation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A successful small business sale begins with a solid grasp of business valuation. Period. There can be a large variance in multipliers (e.g.

How we determine valuations for marketplaces

Version One Ventures

I often get asked about how to determine the valuation for a marketplace startup that is starting to scale. YoY growth of at least 30%.

What Are We Talking About When We Talk Valuation?

Early Growth Financial Services

Valuation is one of those ubiquitous words: at least when it comes to discussions around startups — and, of course, stock market multiples. In fact, there are several types of valuations and they come into play at different times in a company’s lifecycle. And then there are 409A valuations.

Valuation vs. Ownership

David Lee

When I speak to most founders and investors about financings, we focus on valuation. And when we think of valuation, the other side of the coin is dilution. For any fixed invested amount, the higher the valuation, the lower the dilution. Investors and founders can get fixated on this tradeoff of valuation vs. dilution.

Wenger: A Rational Internet Venture Valuations Bubble

Ask The VC

It’s titled A Rational Internet Venture Valuations Bubble and is insightful, clever, and though provoking. VC Post of the Day bubble internet usv valuations wengerEasily the best VC post of the week.

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.

Age of companies when they achieve $1bn valuations

The Equity Kicker

I just saw the above chart in a post about exponential organisations from Salim Ismail of the Singularity University. Startup general interest

Valuation Methods 101


This is the first of a six part series on different methods used by angel investors to arrive at pre-money startup valuations. It is one of the most useful methods for establishing the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue startup ventures. Return on Investment (ROI) = Terminal (or Harvest) Value ÷ Post-money Valuation. (in

Failsafe Ways to Increase Your Startup Valuation

Early Growth Financial Services

Ahh startup valuations. Why are valuations even important? EGFS Founder and CEO David Ehrenberg and Molly Otter, Chief Investment Officer for Lighter Capital, led a session on How to Increase Your Startup Valuation. Below are some of the key takeaways: There are 3 main types of valuation: 1. But let’s take a step back.

When Valuation Doesn’t Matter


Valuation is always important to founders. valuation. At that point, valuations explode. The post When Valuation Doesn’t Matter appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Most of the time, the price an investor is willing to pay to invest in your company is a hotly debated topic. i.e. it has doubled every year.

Series A Dynamics – Ownership, Timing, and Valuation

Rob Go

As a result, questions around valuation are less about “what is the value of this company” and more “how much capital is a VC willing to part with to buy 20%?” Waiting 6 months longer to raise may improve valuation in the short term. Therefore, who invests is much more important than valuation.

How Startup Valuation Works

Business Plan Blog

Startup Valuation is Tricky Business. How Startup Valuation Works. Comments comments Powered by Facebook Comments.

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.

How To Compute The Valuation of Your Startup

FairSoftware's Blog

Startup valuation is a misunderstood and complex topic. It’s the #1 argument for a high valuation. What about the dotted line?

Facebook gets to $250bn valuation in record time – respect

The Equity Kicker

Bloomberg and other sites are lauding Zuckerberg and co for beating current record holder Google’s eight years from IPO to $250bn valuation. Facebook’s share price was up 2.4% on Monday taking its market cap above $250bn just three years after its IPO and eleven years after it was founded. Still great though. Remarkable.

Foursquare's Valuation Is Getting Chopped in Half

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Once the heir apparent to Facebook and Twitter, the location app is raising a 'down' funding round after years of slow growth

Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

Both Sides of the Table

Other founders, “as a privately held company we don’t disclose our valuation.&# Me, “dude, I’m not a journalist.

Startup Valuations: 7 Things to Look for in a Valuation Company

Early Growth Financial Services

Valuation. What you may not know is that it really does matter who performs your valuation. There are a lot of valuation companies out there, so I know many entrepreneurs are tempted to just shop around until they find the lowest price, but this is a mistake. A valuation is more than just a commodity. Annually.

Website Valuation Methods

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Website Valuation: How to determine Website Value. Regardless of whether you’re a buyer or seller, trying to work out how to do website valuation is a tricky business. What I will say is that the first and most straightforward way to value any kind of website is to find out how the market as a whole determines a website’s valuation.

How This Health Insurance Startup Landed Its $1.75 Billion Valuation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Oscar is well-funded and growing, and recently landed on the list of unicorns for 2015. But it's got lots of work to do to maintain its lead

Lyft's New Funding Round Could Raise Its Valuation to $7 Billion

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The ride-hailing app, which is seeking at least $500 million from investors, is attempting to profit from Uber's recent missteps

2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Groups


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 Biggest Threat to Warby Parker's Billion-Dollar Valuation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Warby Parker may have already doubled its 2013 valuation of $500 million, but the disruptive eyewear maker has a long way to go before it can catch up to Italian eyewear giant Luxottica