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Valuations 101: The Dave Berkus Method

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 first appeared in a book

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Valuations 101: The Venture Capital Method

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.

Valuations 101: Scorecard Valuation Methodology

Individual accredited investors in typical angel round deals put personal capital at risk for an equity share of growth-oriented, start-up companies. These angel investors generally invest $25,000 to $100,000 in a round totaling $250,000 to $1,000,000. In 2011, the valuation of pre-revenue, start-up companies is typically in the range of $1.5–$2.5 million and is established by negotiations between the entrepreneur

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Valuation Methods 101

This is the first of a six-part series on different methods used by angel investors to arrive at pre-money startup valuations. Below is a brief description of each of the most popular methods. Detailed descriptions will be published over the next few weeks:

Who, When, and How Much? A Quick Introduction to Startup Financing

For a first time entrepreneur trying to figure out the arcane world of startup financing, it can be very confusing to understand the roles that different types of investors play in funding promising companies, as well as the point in a company’s life at which they enter the stage. It is not unusual to hear people refer to “angels-and-vcs” in

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