March 18, 2014

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Lisa Doerner



Valuation of Early Stage Companies with Digital Rochester

Rochester, NY - Digital Rochester's upcoming event Valuation of Early Stage Companies will be held on April 16. This workshop, focused on how to effectively determine the value of a company, is being held in collaboration with RIT Venture Creations and High Tech Rochester.


The determination of the value of a company is as much an art as it is a science. Mastering both takes experience and knowledge. Renowned angel investor Bill Payne has developed an Angel Resource Institute workshop to help entrepreneurs build their ability to properly value their early stage company. The program is based on Payne's experience in completing and founding over 50 angel deals and startups as well as 4 angel investment groups. The program will be presented by his associate John May.


A program of the Kauffman Foundation, Valuation of Early Stage Companies is designed to present several key methodologies experienced angel investors have found as fundamental approaches to properly valuing early stage companies. They include:

  • Risk Factor Summation Method
  • Venture Capital Method
  • Scorecard Method

Understanding a proper strategy will also help entrepreneurs manage their own expectations and gain insights into why investors value deals the way they do. The Valuation of Early Stage Companies program is based on the experiences and best practices of the Angel Capital Association's 190 member groups, which represent approximately 9,000 individual investors.


Attendees will receive a comprehensive workbook taking them through the process of valuing a business using these methods. The event is ideal for entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and mentors involved with early stage companies.


Valuation of Early Stage Companies will be held Wednesday, April 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at RIT CIMS Conference Center located in Louise M. Slaughter Hall. Tickets are $30 for Digital Rochester supporting members and $35 for non-members. Register online at



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