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Valuations are certified by a trained CVA using only case-specific methods that are defensible in negotiations. Valuation techniques and processes were developed specifically for the early stages and new industries. Likewise, our advanced financial projections allow risky and high-growth businesses to develop realistic financials and stage-specific valuations. We are always available to support you during negotiations.
All work is fit for purpose, stage, budget, type of transaction and for the target audience, with beautiful graphics and user-friendly (even if advanced) financials to ensure maximum usability and easier communication with the target audience. We know which methods and document types are needed in each circumstance. Our strategy documents include clear information and guidance.
Valithea offers expertise on-demand and the ability to start the next day after the service is approved and paid. Except for projects that require on-site due diligence, we deliver services online. Valithea offers detailed online contracts, flat and transparent fees. Unlimited consulting and reviews are available for a pre-determined time (e.g. one month, extendable for a fee), making it easier to plan costs and time. We only take on 2 projects at a time, so during the length of the project, we focus specifically on your needs.
Valithea is highly specialised in startups, growing SMEs and with know-how in both traditional and high-tech sectors. We learn from our clients, and take the time to guide you and discuss all your ideas and questions. All our documents have been strategically developed to fit the fundraising process and exit transactions, so that you can validate your business model, growth and financing or strategy with our help. We set realistic goals together and can track them over time.
There are many mistakes to avoid regarding financing, which have put an end to many businesses, and there are ways to prepare yourself to make things easier and be more efficient at finding the right financing route earlier. Different strategies create different valuations, and just like personal interest, the startup story and the milestones achieved Read more about Valuations in early-stage fundraising rounds[…]
Business valuation dramatically reduces investment uncertainty. It is still a science under development as markets change and more information becomes available. Since valuations are forward-looking, the practice still involves a high degree of judgement. Startup valuation is based on leading practices rather than set standards. Most early-stage valuation decisions take place during negotiations, nevertheless Read more about DIFFERENCES BETWEEN STARTUP VALUATION & STANDARD VALUATION PRACTICES[…]
It’s now easier than ever been to found a business. The cost of starting a simple online venture is low. This has opened up the possibility for many to become entrepreneurs, and the availability of capital also enables many new ground-breaking ideas to get funded. However, the cost to scale a business and to acquire the Read more about RAISING FUNDS FOR YOUR STAGE[…]
When deciding what type of company valuation you need, there are few options available. It usually depends on your specific situation, company size, information available (specifically when the valuation is ordered by an investor) and type of transactions, as well as the expected audience and negotiations. The purpose or transactions for which you may want a Read more about BUSINESS VALUATION: WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?[…]
Can Romania be a future hub for innovation? There are reasons to say both yes and no, as Romania is a country with a high potential to bring innovation to world markets, but which is held back by a somewhat antiquated system, leaving the country in-between past and future. Let’s look at a few factors Read more about BUILDING VALUE IN ROMANIA[…]
Working on your customer base potential is the first step to building reliable financial projections for startups. The revenue model that you choose (which types of customers will be charged, how much, and how) defines how you set up your entire business. Many startups decide to focus on a fast-growth with technology development and/or customer Read more about HOW TO CALCULATE REVENUE & COSTS PROJECTIONS[…]
The first step to take to take to build your financial projections, after the market analysis and validation, is therefore laying out the expansion strategy with realistic figures. We start from calculating the Total Addressable Market (TAM). Depending on your sector, you can calculate this in terms of value, volume or number of customers. Value is Read more about HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR MARKET EXPANSION[…]
Trees grow in size by first expanding their roots in the soil. Every specie of tree is different and it may need a different structure and acidity of the soil. Some need larger and deeper spaces to grow their roots to develop to their full potential, some need less. Different species grow at different speeds, Read more about WHAT KIND OF SOIL YOU NEED TO GROW YOUR ROOTS: DEFINING THE MARKET[…]
What was once a myth and rarity is now an everyday story. ‘Unicorns’ are private startups whose valuations have reached $ 1 billion +. Reading out the mythological background of the unicorn out of curiosity, the King of Ethiopia claimed that “it is impossible to take this ferocious beast alive; and that all its strength Read more about WHERE DO UNICORNS COME FROM?[…]
As a valuation professional, explaining what value is and how you get to it, is sometimes a challenge. There are so many transactions in the market, especially at the early stages, that concepts have to be simplified to be able to negotiate quickly and effectively. The valuation then becomes a value that you agree on Read more about YOUR VALUATION IS NOT FIXED IN STONE[…]
The development of technology is uncertain, new industries can be created by the market leaders, the commitment and implementation skills of the team are difficult to foresee, much of the investment decision comes down to negotiations. Considering all this, why bother looking into the numbers? Especially for those with purely a technology and marketing background, Read more about FINANCIALS OF EARLY-STAGE STARTUPS: DO THEY MATTER?[…]
Smart money from startup investors follows ever changing trends in terms of sector, region, stage, and instrument. Startup investors, including business angels, VCs, family offices and corporate VCs can invest directly into startup investment rounds, or join co-investment funds, syndicates or invest in other funds. Funds are increasingly set up as specialised sector funds. They Read more about WHERE ARE EARLY-STAGE INVESTMENTS GOING?[…]
Something that almost all entrepreneurs need to deal with when embarking on a new venture is raising funds. That’s when they start exploring different strategies and demonstrate that their venture has value. When you have a vision of where you want to take your company from the early stage, your financing strategy will go along Read more about FUNDING CYCLES AND THE STARTUP STORY GO HAND IN HAND[…]
It is not always straightforward what value or valuation really means. In the startup world, everyone is talking about it, tech news are filled with funding round valuation analysis and exit stories. Yet the talk often only touches the surface of what there is to know about the valuation of early-stage investments, or even the Read more about WHAT IS VALUE?[…]
Navigating through the countless EU projects for promoting investments into innovative companies can be challenging for entrepreneurs. The reality is that most of the direct financing takes place on a local level – the best source to identify these financial intermediaries that have accessed European funding to finance local companies are listed directly on the official EU database , Read more about HOW THE EUROPEAN UNION INVESTS IN INNOVATIVE PROJECTS[…]
Aswath Damodaran’s webinar on “Narrative and Numbers: A Guide to Disciplined Story Telling and Imaginative Number Crunching” on Sageworks provided some very interesting insights into different approaches to valuation. Damodaran distinguishes between those people who are more comfortable with number crunching, and the storytellers. The ‘Numbers’ people tend to think that valuation is all about Read more about DAMODARAN ON NARRATIVE AND NUMBERS IN VALUATION[…]
In a valuation, nothing can be viewed in isolation, you always need to consider the overall picture. However, the big picture is also made up of many sources, inputs, logical decisions and methods, without which the overall picture would no longer make sense. Because the value of a company is not to be viewed in isolation, Read more about DECODING THE VALUATION PROCESS[…]
Until recently few countries had released their own valuation standards. With the market demanding stronger valuation standards, many countries have started working on their own guidelines. The International Valuation Standards Council, for example, seeks to unify these standards. However, the local standards tend to go more into the technical valuation details. The OIV (Organismi Italiano di Read more about AUSTRIAN, GERMAN AND ITALIAN VALUATION STANDARDS AT A GLANCE[…]
Business valuation is a constantly evolving science, shaped by empirical research, opinions of leading experts and the judgement of the valuer. It is impossible to pinpoint the exact intrinsic value of a company, so all methods are aimed at detecting and quantifying as many factors as possible that can have an influence on the company’s Read more about WHO CAN VALUE YOUR COMPANY?[…]