Investor Connect Podcast

Factors Impacting Valuation

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

Valuation is a major issue in selling your business.

Here are some key factors impacting the price:

The size of the company buying your business -- the bigger the company, the higher the potential price.

Demand for your company -- the more buyers in the mix, the higher the valuation.

Form of payment -- taking stock will typically generate a higher selling price.

Earnouts -- the use of earnouts can increase the valuation.

Competitive advantages -- the more advantages your business has, the higher the price.

Current economy -- the stronger the current economy and market, the higher the price.

Target use of the company -- the higher the value of the combined company, the higher the buying price.

Past valuations -- the higher the valuation from previous funding rounds often results in a higher buying price.

Relationships -- the stronger the relationship with the buying team, the higher the price in some cases.

Consider these factors in preparing your business to sell. 


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