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10 Goodwill Elements To Raise Your Business Valuation

Startup Professionals Musings

For early-stage startups, the goodwill component can easily exceed the size of all the financial elements together, or can just as easily mark a company with good financials as not investable. In the investment community, these leadership elements are often called “goodwill.”

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Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups

SoCal CTO

I was asked by a reader how much equity he should give out to early employees and to service providers in a very early stage startup. Founders vs. Early Employees To help with this discussion, let me start with a definition of "early employee." If the company's valuation is $2 million, $90k is 4.5%.

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What Does the Post Crash VC Market Look Like?

Both Sides of the Table

We drew this conclusion after a meeting we had with Morgan Stanley where they showed us historical 15 & 20 year valuation trends and we all discussed what we thought this meant. But rest assured valuations get reset. First in late-stage tech companies and then it will filter back to Growth and then A and ultimately Seed Rounds.

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The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC

Both Sides of the Table

As an early-stage investor that is not always aligned with my goal, which I would express as, “pay the right price for the stage & risk in a way that is fair to the founders yet preserves our ability to grow into our valuation at the next financing event.” I’ll take messy and hard work any day. *.

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Why Early-Stage VCs Should Be Careful About Intros from Bankers

Both Sides of the Table

There is one source I never liked and no early-stage VC should – investment bankers. But as a source of deal flow it is last on my list and both entrepreneurs and VCs should be careful about working with bankers on an early-stage (seed, a-round) deal. [no, They are venture bankers not investment bankers.

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Seed Stage Funding 101: What it Is & How it Works

The Startup Magazine

I will tell you brief details about seed stage funding, and deal sourcing on this page, so read the conclusion until the end. The following is a condensed explanation of seed funding: Seed money is a form of early-stage financing that new businesses receive from investors in exchange for a share of ownership in the company.

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10 Keys To Raising Your New Venture Funding Potential

Startup Professionals Musings

For early-stage startups, the goodwill component can easily exceed the size of all the financial elements together, or can just as easily mark a company with good financials as not investable. In the investment community, these leadership elements are often called “goodwill.”