The Valuation canvas is a nice easy way for investors and entrepreneurs to value a startup using four well known valuation tools. It empowers investors to check the valuation of a startup and avoid overpaying and hurting their possible investment returns. It also brings some simple rigor to the often dark arts of startup investing and valuations. You can find this resource HERE.
There is a lot involved when thinking about pitching to investors. There are elements like having a successful pitch, which are pretty obvious; however, sometimes, the actual process of obtaining some of that common-sense 'stuff' may not be so easy, like developing your company story, or providing an accurate business valuation.
While it may seem simple, it's by no means easy...
Every month we see hundreds of startups here at CapitalPitch, and I can’t help but notice how few founders truly understand the importance of Term sheets to their business. In response to this, we felt it was necessary to simplify and explain the intricacies of a typical term sheet from an early stage venture capitalist.
When scaling up a high growth business there are a series of potential funding rounds required.
These are rounds that a business may go through to raise capital (money) from investors, which will help them grow and expand.
Let’s start with a caveat that I’m not advocating anyone make a startup investment based on a valuation you’d do in only 10 seconds. Not for one second! But you might be able ascertain whether the valuation a startup is pitching you is in the right ballpark that fast.