As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as:
Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor?
What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it?
How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues?
How do investors determine the valuation?
How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?
We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.
Speaker: Naomi Derner
Naomi Derner, CFA is the founder and managing director of Derner Valuation Consulting. Prior to 2008, she was a Vice President in the San Francisco office of Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin. After joining Houlihan Lokey in 1999, she performed and managed fairness opinions and the valuations of public and private securities as well as intangible assets for a wide variety of purposes including financial reporting purposes, tax reporting purposes, transactions, IPO planning, litigation, stock and stock option grants, recapitalizations, gift and estate tax planning, ESOP updates and general corporate planning purposes. Ms. Derner has valuation experience across a wide variety of industries, with specific expertise in technology and life sciences companies at all stages of development.
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Lane Powell, 601 Southwest 2nd Avenue #2100 Portland, OR 97204
OEN Member Registration: $30.00
Non-member Registration: $70.00
Added by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network on July 30, 2010