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New to Equidam?

All you need to know if you are new to Equidam and to be confident in taking the right decisions to use our service.

  • What does the valuation report look like?

    Here is a sample of the Equidam Valuation Report. It’s generated in one click and has 16 pages including clear and detailed information on your business, your financial projections, the valuation parameters, and the explanations.

  • Can I have more information on how the computations are made?

    Sure! You can check out our Methodology Whitepaper here. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further questions!

  • Is Equidam valuation applicable to companies in my country?

    Equidam can provide valuation applicable for companies in 86 countries. You can find the complete list here. If your country is on the list, it means that we have the right amount of data to provide valuations applicable for your country. In case you don’t see your country in the list, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can also choose a nearby country that appears on our list, which has a similar economic situation to your country.

  • Will Equidam work for my company size?

    The valuation methods are applicable across all kinds of companies, from startups to medium-large businesses. Our methods adapt to the size of your company, but their weight in your final valuation can also be custom set by you. You can use Equidam for fundraising, selling your business, tax, shareholder reporting or as an internal tool. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions.

  • Is Equidam applicable to companies in my industry?

    Yes. Equidam is used across all kinds of industries. You can always change the industry to see how the multiple changes and its impact on your valuation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further questions.

  • Which are the valuation methods used?

    Equidam uses the 5 most widespread valuation methods: 2 methods to valuate the qualitative aspects of your business (the Checklist Method and the Scorecard Method) and 3 methods based on your financial projections: Venture Capital, DCF with Long Term Growth, and DCF with multiple.

  • Why is market data so important in valuation?

    By using Equidam, you have access to the largest financial database worldwide. This provides you the most accurate multiples, discount rates and parameters in one click, without any manual research. Knowing the valuation of similar companies is fundamental for accurate valuations. We update our database every day. It already contains +10.000.000 data points on all publicly available transactions (from stock market, crowdfunding platforms, news, etc.).

  • My business falls into more than one industry category or falls into none, what should I do?

    Equidam uses the same industry classification of LinkedIn. In case you are not sure on which one is the most suitable for your business, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’ll be happy to help. Also, you will be able to change it any time from the “Questionnaire” tab of your Equidam profile, and see how it impacts valuation.

  • Do you support different currencies for my financial inputs?

    Yes, we support different currencies. It is automatically assigned based on your selected country and you can change it anytime via the tab “Financials” on the platform. Your currency selection will then change the currency type throughout your whole profile.

  • Which inputs can I insert?

    After completing the initial 10 questions, resulting in your first rough estimate, you will be able to input your current and projected financial performance as well as qualitative information about your business in our extensive questionnaire. Your financial projections can be extended to the required number of future years and all the data can be updated and changed at any time.

  • Are Equidam valuations certified?

    Our valuations are based on business valuation methodologies which are recognized and widely used within the valuation field. This makes our reports legitimate, objective and providing an extensive insight into your company value. If you are interested in getting formal certifications for your valuation reports, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

  • Do you offer support?

    Yes! The Equidam team is always available to answer your questions about your valuation or the platform. We are always reachable via the chat available on the bottom right of your Equidam profile. We strive to answer within 1h during office hours.

  • I need help with preparing my company financial projections

    Should you experience any difficulties in preparing your company financial projections, do get in touch with Equidam! We can resolve all your uncertainties together in a quick and efficient way!

  • How much does Equidam cost?

    You can check and compare the available pricing plans that we offer at our Pricing page.

  • Can I really use Equidam for free?

    Yes, you can create a free account and access it anytime. The Free plan is the most suitable solution if you don’t need to adjust advanced financial parameters and to discuss your valuation with investors, buyers or shareholders as it does not include the Equidam Valuation Report.

  • What is the difference between the Free, the Basic and the Pro account?

    With the Basic account, compared to the Free one, you can download 3 Valuation Reports per month and unlock all modules on the dashboard (the 5 methods breakdown, more valuation details – such as multiple, discount rate, terminal value, etc.- peers benchmarking of your valuation and profits by industry, stage of development and country). The Pro account allows you to download as many reports as you wish, without limits, and to access the advanced settings to taylor all the valuation parameters to your company situation.

  • Can I change or cancel my plan after signing up?

    Yes, you can unsubscribe from the Basic or Pro plan at any time and at no extra costs. At the end of the billing period, your account will be reverted back to the free version and you will be able to return and access your data at any point in the future.

  • What if I subscribed for the Basic account but I need more than 3 reports?

    In this case, you can either switch to the Pro plan and access unlimited Valuation Reports, or re-purchase the Basic account to have access to 3 additional Valuation Reports.

  • Which financial parameters can I change with Equidam Pro?

    You’ll be able to change the following parameters: weight of each valuation method on the final valuation, yearly discount rate, EBITDA multiple, failure rate, survival rate, yearly long term growth, WACC, weight of the criteria of the Scorecard method.

  • Why a monthly subscription?

    The negotiation with investors/buyers is a process that usually lasts several months and requires many adjustments to the financial projections and valuation. For these reasons, we believe a monthly fee will provide the right peace of mind when compared to a pay per report solution. Please note that you can unsubscribe at any time.

  • What are my payment options?

    We accept Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and American Express credit cards. We also accept PayPal (US only) and iDeal (Netherlands).

  • Is it possible to use one Equidam account for evaluating more than one company?

    You can get in touch with us if you are interested in using Equidam for performing business valuations for more than one business. We have a solution in each situation!

  • Do you offer solutions for accountants, consultants or investors?

    If you are an accountant, consultant, or investor please don’t hesitate to contact us to know more about the solutions we can offer you.

Privacy & Security

Feel secure at all times when using Equidam:

  • Is the data I provide on my account kept private?

    Yes, your data is kept private at all times. The information we collect and store is handled and maintained taking into consideration your right to privacy and confidentiality. The whole process is done in accordance with our Privacy Policy which fully complies with the Dutch Personal data Protection Act and the Dutch Telecommunications Act which both follow EU data protection laws. Therefore, your data remains yours at all times (so you can always ask us to delete it) and we are never allowed to share it if it is in any way understandable to which company it refers. If you have more in-depth questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Did not find the answer you were looking for? You can always contact us through the bottom right chat or at info@equidam.com!