A Down Economy Means Tightening Belts and Being Strategic About How Resources are Allocated

Many startup founders have asked us, as investors and accelerators, the path to weathering this economic downturn. We curated a list of US and Canadian seasoned investors to convey their perspectives on the state of the market and what this means for valuations, resource allocation and raising money during this precarious period. By Taylor McAuliffe and Hessie… Continue reading A Down Economy Means Tightening Belts and Being Strategic About How Resources are Allocated

Protecting Your Startup During an Economic Slowdown: Leading US & Canadian Investors Share How to Navigate Changing Valuations

Many startup founders have asked us, as investors and accelerators, the path to weathering this economic downturn. We curated a list of US and Canadian seasoned investors to convey their perspectives on the state of the market and what this means for valuations, resource allocation and raising money during this precarious period.   By Taylor McAuliffe and… Continue reading Protecting Your Startup During an Economic Slowdown: Leading US & Canadian Investors Share How to Navigate Changing Valuations

Increasing the Value of your Venture

By: Andrew Maxwell   As a follow up to the Altitude Accelerator’s Growing Your Business Series this month on Business Valuation, here are a few tips to determine the value of your business before it achieves revenues. It is often necessary to attract equity capital at this stage – which raises the question – how much equity… Continue reading Increasing the Value of your Venture

How much is your business really worth?

By: Fatema Fatakdawala The average business owner miscalculates the value of his/her business 59% of the time according to a Maryland based valuation firm, Spardata. Historically, businesses are evaluated by comparison to other businesses in the same industry. However, in truth, this technique is faulty since every business is unique and its value must be… Continue reading How much is your business really worth?

No revenue? No Problem!

By Abbas Fazalbhoy When valuing a business, the past is often a good indicator of the future. But, how do we value a business that has no past? One way would be to predict the future based on projected cash flows and assess what its value is today. But for a start-up business with little… Continue reading No revenue? No Problem!

How much is your business worth?

By Andrew Maxwell Investors and entrepreneurs often ask me to shed some light on how to value pre-revenue companies – an issue often raised when entrepreneurs are looking for external investment. Teaching courses on entrepreneurship and innovation, which include raising finance, suggests that I have a level of expertise in this area, which enables me… Continue reading How much is your business worth?

Valuation important in raising capital

By Andrew Maxwell In my last blog I talked about how specific entrepreneurial characteristics are linked to venture success and to an entrepreneur’s ability to attract money. In this blog, I will try and explain another factor investors consider when making their investment decision – company valuation. It often surprises entrepreneurs that experienced investors can… Continue reading Valuation important in raising capital