Startup Business What is Fair Market Value for a Startup

What is Fair Market Value for a Startup

Selling a company can be a lot like selling a unique car – it’s only worth what the buyer will pay for it. That also means that your company may not be worth what you want the company to be worth. Here are the approaches to traditional valuation methods. Asset approach Income approach Market approach …

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Startup Business Failed Fundraising? You’re Probably Beating Yourself

Failed Fundraising? You’re Probably Beating Yourself

Note, this was originally Titled “Don’t Focus on the Wrong Thing in Fundraising”.  Thanks to Jonathon at FI.co…  I was judging a business plan competition this last week for a University. The plans were wildly different, but the prize was material. So each team did well to present their pitch and win the cash and …

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Startup Business Guy Kawaski’s 10/20/30 Post

Guy Kawaski’s 10/20/30 Post

I find myself frequently referencing Guy Kawasaki 10/20/30 blog post. The central premise is that 60 page pitch decks don’t work and you should replace that with 10 Slide, 20 Minutes and 30 Point Font. I’m reposting the reference to the 10 slides as an easy reference for the new semester for Founder Institute Seattle. …

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Startup Business Better funding alternatives for startups…

Better funding alternatives for startups…

Great article by Paul Graham on why “Fixed-size, multi-investor angel rounds are such a bad idea for startups”. Convertible notes are easy and inexpensive for early stage startups… historically the alternative was to set a fixed price (guess) and round and take multiple angels. The problem was that the early Angels take the risk and the …

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