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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Valuation Glossary

409A Valuation, Fair Market Value definition, Enterprise Value vs Equity Value, DLOM, etc. Everything you need to know about valuations.
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Loopholes, Exploits, and Regulations: A brief history of 409A

A brief history of 409A valuations and how the Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code came about. Enron, Stock Options, Loopholes, and Regulations.
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How Karl Sun's Humble Approach Took Lucidchart Global

From a quiet start to rapid international expansion, Lucidchart's CEO continues to lead with humility and a relentless focus on team.
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The IRS and Cryptocurrency: Paying your team in crypto?

You may be swimming in risky waters. Liya Brook, our Managing Director for Cryptocurrency Valuation Services, shares her experienced insight on IRS and cryptocurrencies.
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Key To a Strong Exit Strategy: Give up a decade of your life.

In the early aughts, tech founders emerged with the same status that Wall Street traders and bankers held in the 90s: rockstars.
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