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September 2012 Workshop - Valuation: What Is Your Start up Worth?
Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM (PDT)
Irvine, United States
Valuation: What Is Your Startup Worth?
You’ve created your organization structure, identified the management team and scrubbed your business plan. Product development is underway – you have a prototype that demonstrates your idea. Maybe you even have a trickle of revenue. It’s not a significant amount, but it’s the first tangible signal that there really is a market for your product or service.
You still have a lot of product, market and organizational development to complete and that will require financial resources beyond your means. You’ve gone through the initial funding steps – you’ve self-funded, and maybe you’ve even raised some money from family and friends. It may be time to take the next step: angels, possibly VCs or other professional funders. Your team is gathering and creating the materials needed for your investor presentations, but you’ve hit the wall over one particular issue.
The amount of money you can raise, and the amount of equity you will need to “give up,” in order to raise it, are dependent on the value investors place on your enterprise. Worse, startup company valuation techniques are sometimes considered some of the universe’s deepest and darkest secrets.
What Will We Discuss? What Can I Learn?
Investors use a variety of valuation techniques. Some appear to be very quantitative and precise, while others are obviously judgmental and subjective. Some are applications of sophisticated formulae, while others are rules of thumb. We will discuss no less than six techniques that angels, VCs and other professional investors may use.
The Hosts for This Workshop
Bart Greenberg – Bart is a partner in the Orange County office of Haynes and Boone, LLP, where he practices general corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and the cost-effective representation of entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging technology companies. Bart is also the Chair Emeritus of TCVN, having chaired the organization from 2005 to 2010 and 2011 to 2012.
Jay Winokur – Jay has been a financial executive with technology and science-based organizations ranging from pre-revenue startups to major divisions of the Fortune 500. He has assisted emerging companies secure over $200 million in funding. His activities have included producing successful Investor Forums, and consulting to NASA on commercializing leading-edge technologies.
$35 for non-TCVN Members pre-registration
$45 day of event
FREE for TCVN Members! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to recieve a ticket.
Thank You to our Sponsors!
When & Where
Tech Coast Venture Network
TCVN is one of Southern California’s premier technology business networks. Through a wide variety of forums, pitch sessions, workshops, and other networking events, we bring together entrepreneurs and resources from every facet of the technology and startup landscape.