Paul Jones, co-chair of Venture Best, the venture capital practice group at Michael Best, has been selected as a regular contributor of OnRamp Labs, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel blog covering start-ups and other Wisconsin technology news. Paul’s most recently contributed piece, “Startup Valuation on the Back of an Envelope” can be found under their Business Tab in the Business Blog section: Click here to view his latest blog.
A short excerpt can be found below:
“Over the years, I’ve developed a deck of slides and some related spreadsheets walking through how venture investors think about valuing startups.
I’ve given the talk to dozens of audiences mostly consisting of entrepreneurs and angel investors. It usually takes about an hour. Recently, I was asked to cover the subject in about ten minutes. Honestly, my first thought was that it couldn’t be done.
But then, as most entrepreneurs discover early on, necessity proved the mother of invention. So, if you are looking for the basics – just the bottom line, actually – on startup valuation here it is.”