Tag Archives: valuations

Service Providers Seeking Equity

Shades of the dot-com days are back as service providers are now seeking startup equity over or in addition to cash payments. Some note caution as payoffs can take years, valuations are starting to decline with the market and the … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Deal Numbers Down, Investments Up

Pitchbook published its first quarter 2015 venture capital activity analysis by showing: pre-money valuations up 84% over year ago; deals down 25% but dollars invested up 25% with median deal size up 66% to $3.5 million. Median angel/seed deal at … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Is Better Than Crowd Funding

CNBC interviewed Thomas Glocer, founder and managing partner of Angelic Ventures, and former CEO of Thomson Reuters, who said that crowdfunding is not “plug and play” compatible with venture capital financing. He thinks that crowdfunding is useful “at the margins,” … Continue reading

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If VCs Are Happy, Should Crowdfunders Be Also?

Does consensus mean truth? University of San Francisco Professor Mark Cannice’s recent poll of venture capitalists shows that the VCs’ index of feelings of confidence is climbing fast but has not yet reached the pre-recession level. This is primarily due … Continue reading

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Exiting A Crowdfunded Equity Deal

So you bought some crowdfunded stock and need cash. Assuming that you’re not contractually bound to hold the shares, can you liquidate? There are now a few private markets where crowdfunded shares can be sold, including SecondMarket. SecondMarket claims to … Continue reading

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Uncle Ben’s Recipe

A Forbes blog suggests that the Fed’s QE3 will distort public company valuations and when the bond buying stops, public equities will drop in value. However, small, high growth, crowd funded consumer companies will be valued on their performance, including … Continue reading

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