What is a startup? – Understanding the difference between ‘search and execute’

What is a startup? Esther Gons from the Dutch Startup Studio NEXT.Amsterdam wondered how easily Austrians use the term “startup” for every kind of new business. In this guest article, she explains how NEXT.amsterdam defines a startup and why it is important to use this term precisely.


 

Startups are everywhere, they are disrupting, new, fast and moving quickly. Rapid … Read more

Your price and my terms

Impact of Real Options on Venture Valuations

Many practitioners at venture capital funds use net present value (NPV) and discounted cashflow (DCF) as methods during their valuation process of early stage companies. In fact the “International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines”, focus mainly on those two methods. The weakness of these two methods is that they … Read more

Venture Valuation – First Chicago Method

Once confronted with the problem of evaluating an early stage company for the first time, you will find a number of valuation methods and sooner or later you will question yourself, which model does consider all the relevant factors.

The absence of comparable companies, the inexistence of historical data, the complexity to estimate volatility, and the large number of intangible … Read more

How to value Startups

Work hard and grow fast! Take your opportunity and work global. Digital technologies allow startups to address global markets. It has never been as easy to build such a scalable business. Aside from a fabulous idea, a great team and a phenomenal product, receiving enough funding is essential to succeed on a global scale. As viral growth is rather considered … Read more

Top 10 Tech Blogs

The world is changing! Disruptive technology is popping out of garages and aiming to shake industries every day. Innovative first-timers are challenged with copy-cats around the globe. Almost every week there are news about companies being bought by leading market players for unbelievable valuations and you did not even know them?

Broken down to a simple definition, successful innovation depends … Read more

Advantage Austria Pitch Days in London: Austrian Startups meet UK Investors (16. – 17.10.2014)

Around 50 guests followed the invitation of the Austrian Trade Commission (AWO) on Thursday 16, October in the London, near Hyde Park for the first “Austrian Pitch Days” in Britan. 20 carefully selected companies, have been invited to present their business models and products to top-tier UK Business Angels.

“Our startups did well,” said Bernd Litzka of the i2 business Read more