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Startup Valuation Estimator

Wondering what your Pre-Money Value will be if a VC ever puts a term sheet on the table? Valuing a startup is intrinsically different from valuing established companies. Because of the high level of risk and often little or no revenues, traditional quantitative valuation methods like P/E comparables or discounting free cash flows are of little use. Startup valuations are largely determined based on qualitative attributes.

Our startup valuation calculator is based on 25 multiple-choice questions. Give it a try!

Startup Valuation Estimator
Entrepreneur's Library

Entrepreneur’s Library

Our directory of carefully hand-selected resources was created to help you build, grow, and run your venture. Resources include links to the top startup blogs, tips for doing market & competitor research, information on how to raise capital from angel investors, and region-specific resources.

Be sure to bookmark it and come back often!

Capital Comparison Table

Entrepreneurs have access to a bewildering array of capital sources. The right one(s) for you depends on your venture’s stage of development, the intended use of funds, and other factors.

Your capital formation strategy is the specific sequence of capital sources you might pursue given your unique needs and circumstances. We’ve compiled a table of 31 common capital sources, comparing their key attributes so you can make an informed decision about how to finance your business.

Cayenne Consulting's Capital Comparison Table

Our Most Popular Articles

why business plans don't get funded

Why Business Plans Don’t Get Funded

Your business plan is very often the first impression potential investors get about your venture. But even if you have a great product, team, and customers, it could also be the last impression the investor gets if you make any of these avoidable mistakes.

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What Kills Startups? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Risk Management

What Kills Startups?

Sooner or later, disaster will strike. A disciplined approach to identifying and mitigating risks can help you beat the odds. Will you be ready? Read on to learn about risk mitigation techniques for startups.

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Test the feasibility of your concept

Is Your Concept Feasible?

What exactly is a feasibility analysis? For entrepreneurs, it basically means carefully considering all of the factors that go into making a “go” vs. “no-go” decision. This might mean different things to different people, but here are a few factors that come to mind.
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Selected Posts from Cayenne’s Blog

Expenses Entrepreneurs Underestimate or Forget

Expenses Entrepreneurs Underestimate or Forget

Starting a new venture still costs real money, even though the price of entry has come down dramatically in the…

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Empowered Customers Are Earned, Not Sold

Empowered Customers Are Earned, Not Sold

You can’t succeed in your new startup if you can’t win customers, and the new Internet-empowered customers are tough. They…

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Four business valuation models explained

Buying Out a Partner Can Be Tough to Fund

An entrepreneur with a successful ethnic restaurant contacted us about writing a business plan that he intended to use to…

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