Average and maximum valuations for Scorecard and Checklist

website You can refer to the table below to see the average valuation for the Scorecard Method and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Fundraising: A Treasure Map

When it comes to fundraising, entrepreneurs are like  knights on a quest to find the Holy Grail.…

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Why isn’t asset based valuation for startups?

Many entrepreneurs have the misconception that the value of their businesses is the sum of their…

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How much value do you really capture from your data?

With the growth of IoT and connected devices, companies can capture and store more and more data.…

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Can Uber’s Valuation Be Explained By Only Numbers?

Can you measure the value of a company relying entirely on financial tools and models? Should you…

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People crying, systems crashing, risking bankruptcy – it’s all logical

In 2001, the career of Kees de Jong went through a pivotal moment. Right in between his first…

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Hiring at seed stage: for 10X users, look for “10X” people

With the ongoing conversation about growing and scaling a startup from pre-seed and seed stage to…

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Convertible Note Template

Convertible loan agreements involve a multitude of terms, which facilitate their execution.…

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Average Growth Rate For Startups

Building a startup into a sustainable business requires multiple years of commitment. But how do…

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Milestones To Raise Series A In 2017

Do you prefer to listen to podcasts? Listen to the audio here Any metric of VC activity has…

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How To Increase Valuation

Do you prefer to listen to podcasts? Listen to the audio here I have a patent and that is a reason…

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Term Sheet: Common Terms & Practices To Be Aware Of

In this post we are going to touch upon some of the concepts that occur in a term sheet and the…

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DCF in Startup Valuation

Question: Why would you use financial methods for the valuation of a startup company? Answer:…

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Investors in The Netherlands

This table includes a list of investors and crowdfunding platforms active in The Netherlands, with…

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Unit Economics For Startups

 Do you prefer podcasts? Listen to the audio here Unit economics are basically a summary  of your…

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Valuation Multiples: Why Do We Use Them & How [Video]

Multiples is a term widely used in lots of valuation theories. But why do we use valuation…

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Burn rate: what it is and how it influences fundraising

  Why does your accounting show different figures from your actual cash flow? How long can…

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What Investors Look For In An Entrepreneur

Do you prefer podcasts? Listen to the audio here A lot of trust is involved in investing in…

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Incubator Or Accelerator: Which One Should You Choose?

Do you prefer podcasts? Listen to the audio here You probably have heard of incubators and…

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Dilution 101: Calculation And Examples

What is dilution? Dilution is the reduction in the ownership percentage in a certain company as an…

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Convertible Debt vs Equity Financing

Do you prefer podcasts? Listen to the audio here. You have probably heard of the concept of…

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Employee Stock Options Template

Preparing employee stock option agreements is a complex and lengthy process. This is why we decided…

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Comparables: How To Use Them To Defend Your Valuation [Video]

Do you prefer podcasts? Listen to the audio here. In valuation theory, comparables are referred to…

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Employee Stock Options: Common Practices And Examples

In our previous post about how much equity to offer to investors at different funding rounds, we…

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How To Reach Out To Investors [Video]

Do you prefer podcasts? Listen to the audio here In our post about the right timing for…

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Planning and Timing Fundraising

Fundraising is an activity that requires considerable time and effort and, as founders, we often…

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How To Create a Startup Pitch Deck – [Template included]

Pitch decks are a set of slides that clearly describe and define your value proposition, your…

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Read This Before Writing A Business Plan

Call them unfashionable, long, unread, or boring, business plans are still the main way to…

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Financial Projections: The Top-Down Approach

Financial projections cause headaches to many entrepreneurs. The main purposes of this article are…

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How to Estimate Market Size

Andy Rachleff, formerly of Benchmark Capital, crystallised it best, The #1 company-killer is lack…

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Financial Projections: The Bottom-Up Approach [VIDEO]

Do you prefer podcasts? Listen to the audio here. Financial projections cause headaches to many…

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Equity Percentages to Offer Investors at Different Rounds [Video]

Do you prefer podcasts? Listen to the audio here. During workshops, I often hear the sentence:…

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Negotiating with investors: 3 elements that make your story compelling

Do you prefer podcasts? You can listen to it here.  Company valuation is not only about…

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Convertible Debt: risks and terms to be aware of

Do you prefer podcasts? You can listen to it here.  Gianluca Valentini, co-founder of Equidam,…

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What to offer to investors?

Do you prefer podcasts? Listen to the audio here Entrepreneurs who are in the process of raising…

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Raising seed capital

Do you prefer podcasts? You can listen to it here.  Entrepreneurs who are in the process of…

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The 10 Characteristics Of Startup Valuation

High valuations or better yet unrealistic valuations are the underlying cause of a bubble. However,…

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The Definitive Guide To Startup Valuation

This article originally was published on the MergeLane Blog and is republished with permission of…

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Lower Valuations Explained: Should Entrepreneurs Care?

"Morgan Stanley marked down it's Flipkart participation[1]", "Fidelity slashes down more startup…

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How To Rock Your Crowdfunding Campaign

This infographic originally apparead on Vound Software Blog How to rock your crowdfunding campaign?…

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How To Value A Business

While it is true that valuing a business is part art and part science, specific methodologies are…

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Company Valuation In Decision-Making

It's not uncommon for business owners to be aware of the valuation of their company. What is…

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How Do Convertible Notes Work [Infographic]

After discussing how to price convertible notes, we realised that there is a simpler way to explain…

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Average Discount Rate For A Convertible Note

A few weeks ago, we built and released a convertible note calculator. It's useful for making…

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7 Sources That Give Away The Secret Behind Convertible Notes

Are you issuing a convertible note? Do you want to know the ins and outs of this financing tool?…

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Practical Advice On Convertible Notes

Are you issuing a convertible note? Are you doing it to avoid the headaches of setting a…

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85% of Italian Startups Struggle to Break € 100,000 Annual Revenues

The number of Italian startups keeps on growing. According to the official register for innovative…

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How to Plan a Successful Exit Strategy for Your Business

The global number of businesses bought and sold in 2014 was 11% higher than the year before. As…

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Flexibility in Startup Financing: Alternative options

There are several ways to accept external funds from investors. Debt is strict and it doesn’t…

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4 Reasons why Cash is King or Why You Should Care About Your Burn Rate

Cash is important for survival. The burn rate (how fast you 'burn' the cash in your business) is…

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Crowdfunding Platforms Serve As Information Brokers

In the previous post, we explained how VC funds and crowdfunding platforms can partner up. In this…

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Crowdfunding: Information Broker for Early-Stage Venture Capital Funds

In the previous post we analyzed the advantages that associations of Business Angels, namely…

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Crowdfunding: Why Business Angel Networks are Inefficient

The Second Generation of Business Angel Networks (BANs) In the previous article I have…

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Crowdfunding: Business Angels and the Lack of Suitable Investment Opportunities

Business Angels' Limited Exposure Business Angels (BAs) are the major providers of investment…

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The First Fully European Literature on Startup Scaling

This post originally appeared on Medium here ‘All told [American VCs] did not [seem to have] a…

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Crowdfunding: The Emergence of Online Investing

Online investing is a new trend in venture capital industry that has arisen in recent years. It…

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How to Negotiate with Investors: Pre-money Valuation

Attention from investors is the first thing. We discussed that in our previous post. If you have a…

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Investment paid in services. What’s the value?

Investors often own different complementary businesses. Some of these businesses may be focused on…

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Better Late Than Never: The Success of Older Entrepreneurs

This inofgraphic originally appeared on the SurePayroll blog here For anyone who thinks startups…

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Drivers in Investment-Based Online Crowdfunding

In one of our previous posts, I outlined both the theoretical potential of investment-based…

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After raising funds, how to keep your shareholders happy?

After you’ve raised funds, you might forget what it takes to keep your capital providers satisfied.…

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An Angel Investor And Economist On Dilution

There are two statements in general you can hear out there related to dilution: Future rounds are…

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Investment-based Crowdfunding: Why People do NOT Invest Online

Lots of hyped articles about crowdfunding can be found online. Is everything they describe…

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Small Business Funding Series: Hybrid Financing

After discussing crowdfunding, equity and debt financing throughout the month of February, let's…

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How Do Investors Value A Startup?

Valuing companies is tricky. The methods used to value a company are dependent on the stage of…

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Small Business Funding Series: Equity Financing

At Equidam, our goal is to provide small business owners the tools to manage their business easily…

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Small Business Funding Series: Debt Financing

Last week we looked at Small Business Funding and talked about the ins and outs of Equity…

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ICO – Initial Crowdfunding Offering

An introduction to Equidam Valuation Academy Who, among the entrepreneurs reading this post, feels…

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Crowdfunding Campaign: How to stand out from the crowd

Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular way of financing businesses. Nowadays, the world…

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Small Business Funding Series: Crowdfunding

This is already the third episode of our Small Business Funding series. Earlier, we talked about…

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10 Ways to Finance your Business

You've got a clear business idea but your pockets are empty. That's okay! As the old saying goes,…

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A quick guide to Financial Metrics

When running your business, having the discipline to keep track of your financials might be tough,…

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How to attract investors’ attention?

Wondering how to convince investors of your idea? Use the right tools to display your strengths!…

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3 Competitive Advantages that set European Startups Apart

This article was originally posted on Medium here. European startups raised $6,9 Bln in the first…

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Business Angels or Venture Capital?

When you are looking for capital for your business, there are many options to choose from these…

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The Rise of Female Entrepreneurs

In some regions - the US and developed Europe - female entrepreneurs have higher levels of…

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Are Networks and Regulation Responsible for Slow European Startups?

This post originally appeared on my Medium feed here. A few weeks back I wrote “The European…

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Alternative Finance in Europe

 What hides behind the term alternative finance? Centre for Alternative Finance of Cambridge Judge…

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Startup Valuation Methods

Early stage valuation is considered an art by many. However, as all arts, methods and best…

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Understanding Investors’ Required Return

In the previous article we discussed Discounted Cash Flow valuation methods. These well-known…

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Equity or debt? The Startup Case

Well, it’s time to get out of the office and find out someone willing to put some money in your…

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Financial Projections: an Introduction to Financial Forecasting

This week our Valuation Academy will focus on a very specific topic: financial projections. In our…

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Startup Valuation and Division of Equity between Entrepreneurs and Investors

Not the usual article! This article is not the usual article you can find in our blog. Instead…

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What do We Mean by Risk

“Risks have to be compensated” “There is a difference between idiosyncratic and systematic risk”…

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Valuation Principles: Liquidation, Time Value Of Money, Multiples

Can you actually put a price on something that changes as quickly as businesses? The answer……

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The Discount Rate in Startup Valuation

If you approach a Venture Capitalist or a Business Angel, you will probably hear that “I need to be…

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