Valuation in Funding and Exit
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Valuations may be critical to your strategy for outside investment. How can early stage entrepreneurs decide what is reasonable? Our panel will offer insight into the importance of valuations to entrepreneurs; methods of valuing startups/early stage technology companies; accounting for mergers and acquisitions; tax code section 409A considerations; value dilutions; and related issues.
A fireside chat format will be employed, providing context that can help you relate the information gained to your own startup. You will learn how the process works, what you should be aware of, and what the pitfalls are. The discussion will include questions and answers with the panelists.
For details on the meeting and the beat-the-traffic, pay-as-you-go, pre-meeting dinner and to register for the meeting, please use this link:: http://www.boston-enet.org/meetings/valuation-funding-and-exit
Ralph Earle, Partner, Clean Energy Venture Group (Angel Group)
Ralph is one of the founders of Clean Energy Venture Group, and an expert in environmental policy, strategy and investing. He is also Managing Director of the Assabet Group where he works with market leading organizations to catalyze superior environmental and financial performance.
Ralph currently serves on the board of Skystream Markets and as a board observer on the Purpose Energy board. Previously, he was a board member of eQuilibrium Solutions.
Ralph holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA, cum laude, from Harvard College.
Prat Moghe, President, TiE Boston; former SVP, IBM Netezza, Angel
Prat is a successful serial entrepreneur. Most recently, he was SVP at IBM Netezza, where he led Strategy, Products and Marketing for Netezza and big data appliances. Netezza was a leader in big data analytics, acquired by IBM for $1.7B in 2010. Previously, Prat was the Founder & CEO of two startups – Tizor in the data security industry (acquired by Netezza) and StreamCenter in the content distribution industry.
Prat is currently an active angel investor and president of TiE Boston (boston.tie.org), a non-profit organization focused on accelerating entrepreneurship. In this role, he represents 150+ TiE Charter Members, many of whom are successful entrepreneurs who have taken companies public or to multi-billion dollar exits. Based in Cambridge Massachusetts, TiE Boston runs several programs including:
TiE Challenge, an accelerator for new startups and their entrepreneurs;
TiE Angels, an angel investment group; and