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Understanding a Business Valuation

Understanding a Business Valuation

Knowing what exactly a business valuation is as well as its components isn't easy. Here's a straightforward rundown.
Founders: When Fundraising, Ask for More Than You Think You'll Need

Founders: When Fundraising, Ask for More Than You Think You'll Need

To preserve equity, fight for a higher valuation rather than paring back much-needed cash.
Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million as It Prepares to Go Public

Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million as It Prepares to Go Public

This latest round of funding values The Honest Company, a maker of eco-friendly family and baby products, at close to $1 billion.
Snapchat Valuation Skyrockets to $10 Billion Following New Funding

Snapchat Valuation Skyrockets to $10 Billion Following New Funding

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers tendered a $20 million investment in the as-yet-unprofitable ephemeral messaging app last May.
Report: Snapchat Value Could Reach $10 Billion With Alibaba Investment

Report: Snapchat Value Could Reach $10 Billion With Alibaba Investment

Look out, Airbnb, Dropbox and Uber: there's reportedly a new $10 billion business on the block.
How Much Can Your Startup Really Grow? Do Your Homework.

How Much Can Your Startup Really Grow? Do Your Homework.

You must analyze the market and the opportunity to see if you should move forward, or pivot.
Box Raises an Additional $150 Million Before IPO

Box Raises an Additional $150 Million Before IPO

The cloud-storage company raised additional financing after publicly filing for an IPO in March.
Uber Breaks a Record With Its Latest Funding Round

Uber Breaks a Record With Its Latest Funding Round

With $1.2 billion from Fidelity and others, Uber sets the bar for other private companies in VC funding.
This Could Be Fab's Last Breath

This Could Be Fab's Last Breath

The troubled ecommerce site will fire about a third of its staff in its latest round of layoffs and its founder's blog has disappeared.
Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

Online file-storage service Box has finally filed to go public. Here's what we know.
Airbnb Could Be Joining the $10 Billion Valuation Club

Airbnb Could Be Joining the $10 Billion Valuation Club

The online home rental startup is reportedly in advanced talks to raise funding that would make it more valuable than some large hotel operators.
Candy Crush CEO: If You Don't Get Why We Are Worth $7.6 Billion, Then Play Our Game

Candy Crush CEO: If You Don't Get Why We Are Worth $7.6 Billion, Then Play Our Game

King Digital Entertainment, the maker of hit games to play on your smartphone, filed documents with the SEC today outlining the terms of its upcoming IPO.
More Money, More Problems: The Down Side of a Mega Valuation

More Money, More Problems: The Down Side of a Mega Valuation

The bragging rights may be tempting, but achieving a jaw-dropping valuation for your company can cause problems down the line.
Time to Get Out? Why Now is a Good Time to Sell Your Business.

Time to Get Out? Why Now is a Good Time to Sell Your Business.

High stock prices, low interest rates and years of profitability make this year an attractive for an exit strategy.
Report: Dropbox Eyeing $8 Billion Valuation

Report: Dropbox Eyeing $8 Billion Valuation

The online data-storage company is reportedly looking to raise $250 million in the next few weeks, seeking a valuation of about $8 billion.
Survey: 1 in 2 Angel Investors Regrets an Investment Made This Year

Survey: 1 in 2 Angel Investors Regrets an Investment Made This Year

Entrepreneurs tend to over-promise when pitching their startup at the earliest stages, investors say.
Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low

Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low

The eye-popping price tags of companies such as Fab, Pinterest and Snapchat have raised concerns that valuations have gotten out of whack. The reality is there's no such thing as being overvalued or undervalued.
Everything You Wanted to Know About VC Liquidation Preference But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Wanted to Know About VC Liquidation Preference But Were Afraid to Ask

Read the second part of a series that walks you step-by-step through a venture capital deal.
5 Things Twitter Needs to Answer on Its IPO Roadshow

5 Things Twitter Needs to Answer on Its IPO Roadshow

Under traditional metrics, there is no way to justify Twitter's expected valuation. More answers are needed.
Car-Service Company Uber Reportedly Valued at $3.5 Billion

Car-Service Company Uber Reportedly Valued at $3.5 Billion

The San Francisco-based limo company has also reportedly received approximately $250 million from Google Ventures, the largest investment that Google's venture capital arm has ever made.
Mobileye Valued at $1.5 Billion, Highlights Self-Driving Car Market

Mobileye Valued at $1.5 Billion, Highlights Self-Driving Car Market

Mobileye says it has raised money from five investors that valued its equity at $1.5 billion, highlighting the market potential for driver-assistance systems.
The Art and Science of Company Valuations (Infographic)

The Art and Science of Company Valuations (Infographic)

See a visual explanation of how young companies are valued, in some cases before they're even making money.
15 Billion-Dollar Tech Startups

15 Billion-Dollar Tech Startups

You might be surprised at some of the companies that have reached the billion-dollar valuation mark.
On Sharks, Scrubbies and Why Money Isn't Everything

On Sharks, Scrubbies and Why Money Isn't Everything

In this new series, an investor takes a closer look at a deal for a promising scrubbing sponge business on the hit business television show.
What Makes Facebook Worth So Much

What Makes Facebook Worth So Much

After Facebook's IPO, the social network is being valued at about $100 billion. Here's how you can try to emulate that success.

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