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Investment paid in services. What's the value?


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Investors often own different complementary businesses. Some of these businesses may be focused on services that can actually be useful to your firm when you are approaching an investment. A fairly common example is marketing. If the investor owns a marketing company and you are selling part of your company to pay for the new advertising campaign, a payment in marketing services is exactly what you need, right? It depends.



By Daniel Faloppa, Financial Engineer, blogger and co-founder of Equidam

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Posted almost 6 years ago

With and without VCs: differences in valuation


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I want to present my approach on how to deal with difficulty of contracting the value of the company with VCs. They know what they are talking about and if you don’t know much about finance, your counter arguments are going be weak. And, as a result, you are going to undersell your company. I will analyse a common statement used by VCs that they can use to increase his slice of the cake: “The value of the company without me is nothing! My €200.000 are half of the value of the company so the company is only worth half without me: I want half of the shares.” Entrepreneurs often have difficulty correctly appreciating this statement, which on a financial basis is wrong.



By Daniel Faloppa, Financial Engineer, Owner and Blogger of Equidam

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Posted almost 6 years ago

The Symbid Crowdfunding Campus is up and running


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Great news: the Symbid Crowdfunding Campus is up and running! What does that mean? Higher quality ideas for investors, hands-on tools and coaching for entrepeneurs and lots of fabulous screenshots!


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Posted almost 6 years ago

The Startup Financing Cycle


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This article is an introduction to the startup financing problem. It originated from a question we received from an entrepreneur asking what financial steps a startup faces. We aim to address this question from several perspectives but the basics remain very important and it’s those we will explore in the very first article of FinancialKickOff.

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Posted almost 6 years ago