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

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 tasks encountered during the fundraising quest. This guide provides a quick reference to all of the key topics around early-stage startup valuation and provides step-by-step examples for several valuation methods.

In more detail, this Founder’s Pocket Guide helps startup founders learn:

  • What a startup valuation is and when you need to start worrying about it.
  • Key terms and definitions associated with valuation, such as pre-money, post-money, and dilution.
  • How investors view the valuation task, and what their expectations are for early-stage companies.
  • How the valuation fits with your target raise amount and resulting founder equity ownership.
  • How to do the simple math for calculating valuation percentages.
  • How to estimate your company valuation using several accepted methods.
  • What accounting valuation methods are and why they are not well suited for early-stage startups.