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White Paper: An In Depth Look at 409a Valuations

Keeping an eye on creating new products, services or in some cases brand new markets it’s easy to overlook the finer specifics of financial management that are a necessity for the forward-thinking entrepreneur. After all, even the savviest of founders are not particularly well versed in the intricacies of corporate tax law. One of those essential details that can make or break things for a swift...

What Are We Talking About When We Talk Valuation?




Valuation is one of those ubiquitous words: at least when it comes to discussions around startups — and, of course, stock market multiples. But it can be confusing because there is not just one type. In fact, there are several types of valuations and they come into play at different times in a company’s lifecycle. For example, there are the private company valuation fi...

Are We in Tech Bubble 3.0?




With Priceline’s announced purchase of OpenTable coming at a 46% premium to where OpenTable’s stock recently traded, the highest for an internet stock since before the Great Recession, following hot on the heels of Facebook valuing WhatsApp at $19B, and Uber’s valuation recently topping $18 billion in its latest funding round, I figure it’s time to share my thoughts on w...

Startup Valuations: 7 Things to Look for in a Valuation Company

Valuation. You know you need one. Annually. What you may not know is that it really does matter who performs your valuation. There are a lot of valuation companies out there, so I know many entrepreneurs are tempted to just shop around until they find the lowest price, but this is a mistake. A valuation is more than just a commodity. All valuations are not created equally; there are better valuati...

When Do You Need a 409A Valuation?




When Should You Get a 409A Valuation? What Every Start-up Needs to Know We understand that the last thing any start-up wants to worry about is the taxes and legal side of running a business. It’s easy to let tax considerations slide when you have so many other things to worry about, like raising your angel fundi...

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