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Luca Trevisan


On March 4th, 2019 you’ll be upgraded to the latest version of Equidam with updated valuation parameters. This may result, on average, in a slight valuation decrease. What’s changing 1 | Average valuations used in the Scorecard Method and maximum valuations used in the Checklist Method We base our estimates on real transactions by country since July 1st,…

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You can refer to the table below to see how the average valuation for the Scorecard Method and maximum valuation for the Checklist Method will change for your country specifically after March 4th, 2019. We base our new country estimates on real transactions by country since July 1st, 2016. Whenever we were not able to find a large enough…

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You can refer to the table below to see how the EBITDA multiples for the industries available on the Equidam platform will change on March 4th, 2019. These are applied to compute the Terminal value in the DCF method with Multiple and the potential exit value in the VC method. The data is based on the early…

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2018: megarounds, crypto-sobering and more IPOs to come!

2018 has been an intense year in the startup funding world. While for early stage companies seed rounds have dangerously stretched into the smaller, stealthier raisings of a Seed Phase, later stage funding has seen the surge of Megarounds – gargantuan VC funding involving hundred millions of dollars. It has been a record year in…

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EBITDA Multiples by Industry

You can find in the table below the EBITDA multiples for the industries available on the Equidam platform. The data is based on the annual estimate provided by Prof. Aswath Damodaran of the New York University for 2018. WARNING: use with caution Originally just a valuation solidity check, multiples have become a popular approach to…

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The Seed is Dead, Long Live the Seed

As Q4 2018 draws near, we receive more and more confirmations of what cannot be called a chance anymore: Seed rounds are dead. Important voices of the startup financing world pointed to the trend already in July. Tomasz Tunguz of RedPoint Ventures has highlighted the changing situation of earliest stage fundraising in two articles, a…

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fundraising a treasure map

Fundraising: A Treasure Map

When it comes to fundraising, entrepreneurs are like  knights on a quest to find the Holy Grail. Out here on the internet you can find many opinions, representing completely different – sometimes contradicting – approaches and philosophies. At the end of the day, how could it be possible to sum up the tears, the effort,…

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