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WEBINAR: Startup Company Valuation Part II

  • Nov 1, 2012 · 7:15 PM

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This webinar is part of an on-going series.  All webinars in this series are recorded and archived for Idea to IPO members to reference asynchronously.

What is your start up company worth?  How much would you sell it for?  How much would someone be willing to pay for it?  If you get a buy out offer, how do you know you are getting a good deal?

Jeff Faust, Director of Valuation Services with Berger Lewis Accountancy Corporation will discuss start up company valuation.

Some of the topics he will explore are:

Approaches/Methods Used in Valuation

How do start-up methods differ?
Does stage of development matter?
How is value allocated among classes of securities?
What is a “back-solve” method?
Is it valuation or allocation?

Discount Rates

What are they and when are they used?
Risk vs. Ownership
Projecting future income
The impact of hockey-stick projections
What matters more, potential or progress?

Things to Consider When Preparing for Investors

What industries are hot right now?
Is social media dead?
Where are VC’s putting their money?

And much more... !

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About Our Speaker:


Jeff Faust

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Jeff Faust, AVA


Director, Valuation Services,  Berger Lewis Accountancy Corporation

Jeff has over twenty years experience in the finance and accounting fields with over fifteen years in business valuations. Clients range from long-established companies to highly entrepreneurial ventures to families and individuals.



Tax Related Valuations (409A, ESOP, Estate/Gift, FLP)
Financial Reporting Valuations (ASC 718[123R], ASC 805[141], Sales/Purchases, M&A, Buy-Sell Agreements)
Litigation Support (Damage Calculations, Lost Profits Analysis, Shareholder/Partnership Disputes, Marital Dissolutions)



San Jose, California



  • Valuation of operating businesses, including start-ups, and technology companies (self or venture-funded)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) valuation, feasibility, and installation
  • Management Transition Programs


Jeff merged his practice into Berger Lewis in October 2010. He has personally performed hundreds of valuations for various purposes for companies in a wide variety of industries and in all stages of development. He has also has lectured around the country on business valuation theory and has qualified as an Expert Witness in Valuation in all the counties of the Bay Area



  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysis (NACVA)
  • National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
  • United States Professional Tennis Association


  • Leadership Fremont Steering Committee of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce


University of California at Los Angeles, Bachelor of Economics



His musical performance with members of the Grateful Dead


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