Archives From May 2016

Seed financing information (from surveys)

Fenwick & West 2012 Seed Financing Survey Silicon Legal Strategy 2015 Seed Financing Survey

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Where to find deal statistics

Fascinating deal statistics about raising capital and done deals can be found at Pitchbook’s website. They also publish excellent industry and economic data. Click here for The Pitchbook Platform Click here for Pitchbook’s nicely done capital and valuation reports

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Seed capital for startups

Summary of seed capital for startups 

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Convertible debt from an angel investor’s viewpoint

http://www.2-speed.com/2016/04/convertible-notes-angel-investors-view/ 

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Fundraising startups for entrepreneurs

Link to helpful advice for entrepreneurs who need to raise funds

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Legal checklist for startups

 Link to a helpful checklist for startups  

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Cost of Capital – The Sources

Those who rely on appraisers or valuation analysts rarely understand the complexties or importance of establishing the cost of capital. When I first began doing valuation work in the late 1980’s there was no practical source except the portfolio information published by Yale University finance guru Roger Ibbotson. Eventually, Dr. Ibbotson added more data points to his annual cost of capital studies for the benefit of appraisers and other finance professionals. Now there are multiple sources of cost of (equity) capital data (besides the raw data from public bond and equity markets), a few of which are listed below: Duff […]

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Assessment of the Current Professional Infrastructure Governing Fair Value Quality Progress Report

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Society of Appraisers, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors released a new report entitled: ¬†Assessment of the Current Professional Infrastructure Governing Fair Value Quality Progress Report.  

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