Archive for February, 2011

Capital Sources for Startup Entrepreneurs

February 27 2011 2 Commented

The Flathead Beacon recently published my column on funding sources for startup entrepreneurs.

Startup Valuations: The Risk Factor Summation Method

February 27 2011 No Commented

The Risk Factor Summation Method the fifth methodology for estimating the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies we have described in recent posts.  Readers may have noted that both the Scorecard Method and the Dave Berkus Method considered a narrow set of important criteria for investment in arriving at a pre-money valuation.  The Risk Factor Summation […]

Recognizing Outstanding Angel-funded Companies

February 20 2011 No Commented

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) has announced the inaugural ACA Silvertip Awards. The award winners will represent the best and most successful ACA member portfolio companies throughout North America. All nominations come from our member angels, with the intention to shine a big spotlight on your star investments – and connect your portfolio companies to potential […]

Startup Valuations: The Cayenne Valuation Calculator

February 19 2011 9 Commented

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.  The High Tech Startup Valuation Estimator is an online tool developed by Cayenne Consulting to assist entrepreneurs and investors in estimating the pre-money valuation of startup enterprises.   This calculator uses […]

Startup Valuations: The Dave Berkus Method

February 14 2011 No Commented

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.  Dave Berkus is a founding member of the Tech Coast Angels in Southern California, a lecturer and educator.  He has invested in more than 70 startup ventures.   Dave’s valuation model […]

Due Diligence Is So NOT Yesterday!

February 9 2011 No Commented

VentureHype just published an interview of Bill Payne in which he describes the value of due diligence to investors and comments that angel investors outside Silicon Valley continue to believe that due diligence is critical to their success.

Startup Valuations: The Venture Capital Method

February 5 2011 18 Commented

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.  The Venture Capital Method (VC Method) was first described by Professor Bill Sahlman at Harvard Business School in 1987 in a case study and has been revised since.  It is […]