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Praying to the God of Valuation

Both Sides of the Table

Something happened in the past 7 years in the startup and venture capital world that I hadn’t experienced since the late 90’s — we all began praying to the God of Valuation. And then in the late 90’s money crept in, swept in to town by public markets, instant wealth and an absurd sky-rocketing of valuations based on no reasonable metrics.

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7 Goodwill Factors Will Raise Your Business Valuation

Startup Professionals Musings

When it’s time to sell your company, or get new investors, valuation is the key parameter to success or disappointment. If you have ever watched the 'Shark Tank' TV show, you will recognize the role of goodwill in justifying the large startup valuations that entrepreneurs always see for their innovative new solutions.

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10 Goodwill Elements To Raise Your Business Valuation

Startup Professionals Musings

In his classic book, “ The Leadership Capital Index ,” Dave Ulrich, a best-selling author, business consultant, and business school professor, provides some real insights and metrics on what makes up the elements of goodwill in the minds of top valuation experts. I have paraphrased his key points here as follows: Leader personal impact.

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Rules of Thumb Business Valuation Methods Explained

Up and Running

In order to avoid formal valuation report costs, shareholders utilize benchmarks of the industry and rules of thumb to estimate the ballpark values of their interests. This article will cover all about the rule of thumb business valuation approaches, when to use them, and their pros and cons. Rules of thumb and business valuation.

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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. When you look at how much median valuations were driven up in the past 5 years alone it’s bananas.

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Tesla Lost $700 Million Last Year, So Why Is Tesla’s Valuation $60 Billion?

Steve Blank

What explains this more than 1,000 to 1 discrepancy in valuation? However, the question shouldn’t be why Tesla has such a high valuation. Automobile manufacturers shipped 88 million cars in 2016. Tesla shipped 76,000. Yet Wall Street values Tesla higher than any other U.S. car manufacturer. The future. Tesla is not another car company.

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Valuation Methods 101

Gust

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

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