Today’s best post is from my partner Jason Mendelson and is titled What’s The Value Of My Startup? In it, Jason covers many of the inputs that go into a VC’s mind when coming up with the valuation for a startup.
Stu Phillips has the great VC post of the day up titled The Valuation Trap. In it, he tells you how to answer the question from a VC of "what valuation are you looking for?" Of course, if I ask you the question, please ignore Stu’s advice and just give me a number.
Question: Valuation is often one of the first questions VC’s ask of companies seeking capital. It seems that VC firms have their own way of doing a down and dirty estimate of the companies value. Will you share some of the common “quick ways” they arrive at the companies value? The short answer is “no…