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Valuation Estimator
Payne William H Bill
7/1/2007
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A highly successful angel investor and entrepreneur identifies and puts to the test a valuation calculator tool. He finds that it works very well, thank you. By answering twenty-five questions, entrepreneurs and investors arrive at valuations that can reasonably be used as a practical guide to investing.

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Valuation of Pre-revenue Companies: The Venture Capital Method
Payne William H Bill
7/1/2007
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This informative piece explains a well-known method that venture capitalists use to determine "post-money valuation," which is a company's valuation at the time of investment. Perhaps more important, it provides valuable insights into why the returns expected by investors are often perceived as "too high" by entrepreneurs.

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Investment Valuations of Seed- and Early-Stage Ventures
Villalobos Luis
7/1/2007
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This exceptional article offers insightful explanation and key details of how angel investors determine valuations, why entrepreneurs and investors often have different perspectives for angel returns, and what steps angels and entrepreneurs can take to quickly find common ground on this critical topic.

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Is Valuation a Key Issue in Funding Startups?
Lipper George
6/1/2007
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Valuation negotiations between entrepreneurs and investors are often contentious. Such valuations rarely stray from the $1 million to $3 million range for seed/startup companies that angels expect to grow to $50 million to $100 million over five to eight years. Angels are most concerned about the management team's ability to rapidly grow the company and about helping the entrepreneur achieve these growth objectives.

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Bootstrapping
FastTrac
3/20/2007
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Bootstrapping is a tactic to help you spend less cash and therefore need less to operate your business. This article discusses ways to bootstrap your business operations.

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Break-Even Analysis
FastTrac
3/20/2007
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Understanding your break-even point can help you establish a range of profitable prices and give you insight into how much you must sell to meet costs.

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Funding Goals
FastTrac
3/20/2007
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Cash Flow: Alternative Sources
FastTrac
3/12/2007
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This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through alternative sources that may not be typically considered. It also discusses specific sources that may provide the cash needed.

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Cash Flow: Internal Sources
FastTrac
3/12/2007
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This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through internal sources. It also discusses specific sources that typically provide internal cash.

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Preparing for Potential Funders
FastTrac
3/12/2007
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As you read this article, consider the critical preparation necessary to approach bankers and investors with your business proposal.

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