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The Pre/Post-Money Lie: The Real Market Value of Your VC-Backed Company
Pre/Post-Money Valuation is synonymous with venture financing and startups. It’s also misleading and causes odd conversation. We want to fix that.
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Four Things to Consider When Splitting Equity

Splitting equity in an early stage startup lends itself to strange conversations. Hopefully this post will make those conversations less strange.
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Common Stock as % of Preferred Stock

We're asked about 409A valuation trends often, especially as it relates to the ratio between Common Stock and Preferred Stock. We decided to put a study together to cover this topic.
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Learning from Shanna Tellerman's Path of Building Modsy

She launched an interior design service, but she hadn’t accounted for treadmills. Or dog beds. Another customer wanted their design to incorporate a cat jungle gym.
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Don't Sell Your Company for Common Stock!

Private companies are often acquired by other private companies. However, many private sellers end up with the Common Stock of the buyer, which is substantially worth less than assumed. Don't make that mistake.
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What is a Purchase Price Allocation?

A Purchase Price Allocation (“PPA”) is frequently required for tax and financial reporting following a merger or acquisition . However, a PPA can be much more than just an accounting exercise.
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PMV vs FMV vs Enterprise Value. Why Would Valuations Differ?

Understanding the difference between Pre-Money-Valuation and Fair Market Value and Enterprise Value can help you navigate fundraising and negotiation discussions. Finance degree not required.
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When to Get Your First 409A Valuation

Knowing when to get your first 409A Valuation will ensure that you will have Safe Harbor protection by complying with IRS Section 409. But when should you actually get your first 409A valuation?
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How Justin Zhen's Attitude Propels Thinknum Forward

Not sugar coating it helps: Building a startup is hard, and Justin Zhen of Thinknum knows it's a battle every day.
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What is a 409A Valuation Report?

A 409A valuation report is a valuation prepared by an independent appraisal of the fair market value (FMV) of a private company’s common stock. 409A valuations allow private companies to comply with section 409A of the IRS tax codes which regulates non-cash compensations (stock and option grants).
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