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Turn the Tables is a one evening event that will include 20+ BC based early stage company founders and CEOs as well as 20+ active investors getting to know each other on our rooftop overlooking Victoria, followed by an after party on Victoria’s harbour. Turn the Tables doesn’t follow the format of the normal pitch night you’re used to. Instad, founders leave their pitch decks at home and investors will pitch to founders in an intimate small group setting, leading to more relevant conversations and quality deal flow.
Hosted by NACO Academy and the Capital Investment Network, “The Art of Valuation” is a workshop designed for investors to learn more on how to valuate early stage investments. This workshop will be led by PieterDorsman.
Overview Valuation is the key term in a term sheet that determines how much each party owns once an investment is made. It also sets the stage for the value of future financings and an eventual exit, as well as related issues such a pricing stock options, debt conversion etc.
Learning Objectives By the end of this module the student will be able to:
Understand most valuation approaches and apply these in deal situations;
Negotiate the value of an investment;
Ensure that a term sheet deals with valuation in a satisfactory manner to both investor and founder
Students should have been exposed to and preferably have direct experience as an Angel investor.
A mix of panel discussions, case studies, and instructor-led group discussions will predominate the methods used. Students may wish to bring a term sheet or relevant case study from a recent deal.
This module will cover:
Common valuation practices in Canada and the US;
The art vs. science discussion;
Negative outcomes if the agreed valuation is too high or too low;
Role of the founders/entrepreneurs in setting the right valuation;
Role of the angel investors in setting the right valuation;