The Flathead Beacon recently published my column on funding sources for startup entrepreneurs.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When entrepreneurs raise money to start and grow their businesses, this capital generally comes in three flavors: Grants, Debt and Equity. It is important that entrepreneurs understand each, especially the cost of these capital source alternatives. Read today’s column in the Flathead Beacon here.
In a recent discussion in Vancouver, Basil Peters and I discussed the fact that many angels are not making money on their portfolio of startup ventures. Then, our friend Frank Peters, host of The Frank Peters Show, invited Basil, Mark Skaist and me to discuss this topic on his show. This led to a discussion […]
I received an email solicitation encouraging me to purchase a new book on starting companies by Elizabeth Edwards about two weeks ago. Now…without explaining further, you can guess what I do with such solicitation. That’s right…delete! But, for some reason, I read the email and promptly both bought and read the book. Am I glad […]
Startup entrepreneurs need to be aware of The Funding Gap between angel investors and venture capitalists. It is quite well-known that startup entrepreneurs first use their own capital and then seek funds from friends and family in the process of productizing their innovation. Only when customers have been identified who have at least beta tested […]
I was recently interviewed on The Frank Peters Show We discussed my five-month visit to New Zealand during the first half of 2010 and the new workshop I developed since returning entitled Valuation of Early Stage Companies. Frank drills down on many valuation issues important to entrepreneurs and investors alike. Here is Frank’s lead to […]