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How much value do you really capture from your data?

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. Recording is however only part of the deal. Data needs to be analysed, packaged, and utilised in order to be useful and, as a consequence, valuable. But what is the right package? How does one capture the most of…

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convertible template

Convertible Note Template

Convertible loan agreements involve a multitude of terms, which facilitate their execution. However, these terms make convertible notes complex documents to deal with. We discussed in several articles the main terms and practices associated with convertible notes. The first template that complies with EU securities legislation In our experience with convertible debt, we discovered there is…

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average growth rate for startups

Average Growth Rate For Startups

Building a startup into a sustainable business requires multiple years of commitment. But how do founders see this roadmap? When do we expect the company to be generating revenues? How steep should the proverbial hockey stick be? Creating and presenting revenue forecasts to investors is always tricky. Too high and they will not be believed,…

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term sheet

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 general underlying principles. The difference between an angel round, a seed round and a Series A is that the latter involves institutional investors, such as VC firms. These types of investors usually have more sophisticated requirements in…

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DCF in startup valuation

DCF in Startup Valuation

Question: Why would you use financial methods for the valuation of a startup company? Answer: Because the public market uses it for valuations. And more in depth, for these 2 reasons: 1| The public market has an effect on private valuations With public market we mean companies traded on the various stock exchanges. They are usually…

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Investors in The Netherlands

This table includes a list of investors and crowdfunding platforms active in The Netherlands, with details about their preferred stages of investments, focus area and location. Data Usage If you are an investor and you are not on this list, or if you have any changes to suggest on the information here provided, please do…

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unit economics

Unit Economics For Startups

Do you prefer podcasts? Listen to the audio here Unit economics are basically a summary  of your company’s current performance. They  are intrinsically specific to the business model you have. However, there are some common patterns. Nowadays the key to building a  sustainable business is recurring revenues. I am not explicitly saying you should build a…

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valuation multiples

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 multiples? We assume that a peer group of comparable firms for which the market value is available can be used as a proxy for the valuation of the company we are evaluating right now. The multiple is a ratio, composed…

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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 your startup survive on the cash at hand? How much capital should you raise? In this article, we’ll answer all these questions. But first, some definitions: Burn Rate: Term used by venture/angel funded companies to refer to their monthly…

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what investors look for in an entrepreneur

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 early-stage companies. This trust is directed mainly towards you and your co-founders. If you are a famous founder – you can raise capital even with a back-on-the-envelope business plan, because you have a high credibility in the market.…

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