Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
10:00am-11:40am PT / 1:00pm-2:40pm ET
Format: A BVR Webinar

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Featuring  (click image for bio)

Liza Bowersox
Venture First
Stuart Neiberg
Venture First
Laura Markley
Neil Bagchi
Bagchi Law
Patrick Connolly
Foley Hoag

About This Program

There are many challenges to overcome when determining the value of high risk, early stage companies. Valuations must consider not only acceptable methodology, but also the present economic and market conditions. This panel discussion features venture capitalist Laura Markley, attorneys Neil Bagchi and Patrick Connelly, along with valuation experts Liza Bowersox and Stuart Neiberg. They'll cover common best practices and guidance on techniques to value early stage companies. Learn about corporate form, practical, and "real life" impacts of financing terms, precedent cases for economic damages relating to start-ups, and more. Other valuation issues include legal risk associated with IP issues, NDAs and non competes. Also, participants will learn about the treatment of newer financing vehicles like SAFEs and coin offerings.Valuation practitioners, investors, and attorneys will gain technical expertise as well as current perspective on market conditions from this must-attend webinar. 


  • Current norms and acceptable practices for valuation of high risk, early stage ventures
  • Venture Capital perspectives regarding determination of financing valuations
  • Attorney perspectives regarding selection of:
    • Corporate form
    • Practical and "real life" impacts of financing terms
    • Precedent cases for economic damages relating to startups
    • Areas valuation specialists need to be aware of in terms of legal risk associated with IP issues, NDAs, non competes, etc.
  • Overview of treatment of newer financing vehicles (SAFEs, coin offerings, etc..)

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the most common resources used to support valuation inputs and assumptions
  • List the critical risk factors to consider and address when valuing early stage companies
  • Explain how market participants identify and quantify risk and potential rewards
  • Describe the life cycle of a venture backed company in both favorable and unfavorable scenarios

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CPE Information

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Business Valuation
Program Level: Advanced
Preparation Required: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Recommended CPE: 2 Credit Hours (Accounting Technical)

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