Monthly Archives: February 2012

How to value a startup?


Someone recently asked me how Wall Street had valued Facebook for $20 billion.  I am always intrigued by this question since I have encountered many business plans with interesting valuation approaches, worked with a start-up that did make it to … Continue reading

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Competitive Environment – Why it is so important to look at both direct AND indirect competitors…


Every week I encounter a business plan stating that the company has no competitor, and, therefore, it will be extremely successful. The ones that do stand out are those that only focus on direct competitors. That is why I find … Continue reading

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