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How Would You Increase Company Valuation?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22

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Education on Term Sheets

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Series a Valuations?

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Fair Valuation and Reasonable Sales forecasts

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Need Your Thoughts on Valuation for Round 'A'

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Private Equity Firm Brushes Off Valuation

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Current Valuation for a Round

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How Should I Valuate My Company?

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Two Questions Regarding Seed Investment

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Premoney Valuation

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VC Proposes Sliding Scale Valuation at Exit

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VC Proposes a Sliding Scale Valuation at Exit?

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Funding Term & Structure

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Company Valuation in Todays Market Compared with 6 Months Ago

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409 a Valuation Reports How to Cost Effectively Get Them Done?

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Determining Valuatation for First Round

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Warning: "Inside" Rounds

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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-25

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As it is becoming harder to raise capital from venture capitalists, existing investors are facing situations where they need to lead new rounds in their own portfolio companies. This presents a big problem for valuations, especially if an investor only has convertible debt. Recently, I've heard a few stories about existing investors promising to lead a round, then pulling out or dramatically changing the terms. Worse, investors will sometimes string you along with a singed term sheet until you are out of cash, and then completely change the deal to take control.

Here are some tips if you think that you are going to need money in the next 18 months.

Know where insiders stand: You need to know where if your insiders will participate or lead a new financing event, and you should also ask them what their specific expectations are for your company performance. Assume that any inside round will be flat.

Pursue other options: Even if your insiders agree to lead a round, you should do your best to have an alternative financing option available. You will never get a fair price for your equity from insiders, since they are pricing, selling, and buying the equity at the same time and since they see all the warts and bruises.

Raise now, not later: Don't wait to raise money. Raising will take twice as long and will be twice as hard in this market. Try to raise enough capital to operate for more than 48 months, if you can.

When in doubt, do debt: If things are not moving fast enough and you have only three or four months worth of cash left, press your existing investors to do a convertible debt round that will give you eight to twelve months of low growth operating capital.

Insider sheet to attract outsiders: If everything else is failing, you may want to have your insiders draft a term sheet with a lot of room for new investors to participate. It's often easier to find outside investors with a "legitimate" term sheet in hand.

Good luck!

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Pre Money Valustion for First Angel Round

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Anyone Ever Offer Different Price Per Share for the Same Round of Investment?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-12-20

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Handling the Valuation Question

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-12-16

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A Round Valuations Down 25 50% While B and C Rounds Non Existent

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Posted by fnazeeri on 2008-12-10

Tags: Venture Business Valuation Venture Debt Convertible Debt

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Rough Guidelines for Liquidity Valuation.

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-12-03

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Reality Check

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Looking for Advice on Early Stage Pitching and Funding

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-17

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Looking for Advice on Early Stage Funding

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-09-16

Tags: Funding Sources Equity Valuation