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Founder’s Pocket Guide: Startup Valuation (Founder's Pocket Guide Book 1)

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This updated edition includes several new features, including:

The Startup Valuation Explorer calculator
Expanded coverage of Valuation Methods
Responding to investor questions about your valuation
Understanding option pool impact on your valuation

For many early-stage entrepreneurs assigning a pre-money valuation to your startup is one of the more daunting ta
Kindle Edition, 80 pages
Published August 16th 2014 by 1x1 Media
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Ahmed Abdelhamid
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
It delivers what is promised for 0-2Y old startups.
Very neat read, I would have fairly gave it 5 stars if the writer:
1. Spends few more pages for accounting valuations, and their tools.
Say 3 pages on DCF at least?

2. The VC method of valuation,
He misses adding that investors may also care about carry if they appoint a manager, hence also get reduced at this stage of valuation projections for exit value

Highly recommended book
Jose Miguel Porto
Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Nice and easy to read high level overview on startup valuations. There are certain things that a practitioner (like me) sometimes takes from granted but when read o described by someone else in such a simple way (as in this book) provide a different perspective or brings more clarity to concepts. Enjoyed the book.
Ian Fishwick
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
When new entrepreneurs are trying to raise money from new investors, how do they know how to value their business? Especially if it has little or no sales revenue. Stephen Poland explains simply some of the techniques you can use. It was only 80 pages on my iPad, so really quick to read and very useful.
Paul DiGiammarino
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent 2 hour guide to understanding investors of start ups

Crisp and easily understood summary of how investors value and consider investing in early stage companies with concrete examples of valuation approaches.
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Good as a simple introduction to the topic for those who are new to the topic, and struggle with the maths (all equations are in extra big type!) Aimed at a basic level, it is inevitable incomplete, missing some alternative methods some details nuances.
Augustus William
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Very basic

This is a very basic guide aimed at someone with no financial background (much of the book spent covering extremely basic financial terminology, concepts and calculations).
Gerald Carter
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good sum of information.

The format could be better, as you cannot zoom in on an iPad and the text was small.

Still worth the read.
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Does what it needs to

It's concise and useful, a short yet comprehensive and useful quick reference for the experienced or starting point for the inexperienced.
Tangeni JI Amupadhi
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Confidence builder

Surely a book to provide basic understanding of what to do with valuation. Will recommend it to non finance startup owners and managers.
Rohit Grover
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not much useful at very early stage, but definitely at 2nd investment stage or series A probably
Jesse Kearney
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a nice reference book full of clear concise examples. It gives step by step instructions.
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good one for beginners

Short and easy to follow. It is a good book for beginners who have little idea about startup company valuation.
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