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Startups valuation. Is there a magic formula?

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Startups valuation. Is there a magic formula?
Pre-revenue start-up valuation can be a tricky endeavour.

The rise of entrepreneurship has given birth to one of the most widely employed terms in the history of business and finance: ‘start-ups’. A start-up is basically a baby business that began with an idea, and it is now looking for capital to grow and mature.

Start-ups, pretty much like babies, need money to expand themselves, test ideas and develop a team. To raise money, a start-up needs to be valued and therefore, understanding how the start-up valuation process works is very important for any serious and committed entrepreneur.

Pre-revenue start-up valuation can be a tricky endeavour. There are many things to take into consideration, from the management team and market trends to the demand for the product and the marketing risks involved. And here’s the thing: After evaluating everything, even with the most effective pre-money valuation formula, the best you can hope for is still just an estimate. It’s important to keep that in mind. Within the links below, you can find eight formulas you can start with.

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