Author: Sarath

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50 Top Crowdfunding Platforms for Startup Fundraising

As a small business owner, you may be searching for ways to raise funds to expand your company. It’s time to raise some real funding once you’ve created a business plan, spent your personal savings and ran your business as a side job for a few months. Fortunately, the bank is not your only option
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Eqvista Wins Best Equity Management Software 2022

We are honored and excited to announce that Eqvista has won Best Equity Management Software US 2022 at this year’s World Business Outlook Awards! This award would not be possible without the continuous support and trust of our clients.  The World Business Outlook Awards recognize industry masters, leadership talents, and potential for international growth. After
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How do high valuations affect your 409A valuation?

A 409a valuation is important because it establishes the fair market value of your company’s shares in writing. A 409a valuation, if done correctly, can help you comply with tax regulations and avoid unnecessary IRS audits that could lead to major problems down the road. Perhaps even more importantly, a 409a valuation provides your management
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Cap table FAQ: 20 Most Asked Questions Answered

People who are new to the idea of cap tables often have many questions, and it can be hard to get answers from their limited knowledge base. You may find yourself on a constant hunt for people with the same or a similar question in order to just get an answer. To help with this,
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Creating ESOP for your Startup: How a 409A valuation can help?

The term “409A value” is derived from Section 409A of the United States Internal Revenue Code, which governs nonqualified deferred compensation schemes (e.g., stock options). The legislation compels private corporations to set an exercise price for their stock that may never be less than the FMV of the underlying stock on the date the stock
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Top Companies with Highest Series B Funding in Q1 2022

Funding rounds are key milestones in the startup investment lifecycle. A funding round refers to a form of investment in a company that takes place when investors put in money to help fund the company. Series B rounds are the second round of funding for a company and are often called the “second series”. It
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How 409A Valuation Determines your Stock Options Strike Price?

When corporations grant stock options, which are critical for attracting talent, how can they determine the value of common shares? A privately owned corporation’s only option for providing tax-free options to its employees is to use a 409A valuation. In this article, we explain how to determine the strike price of stock options using a
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Top Public SaaS Companies By Market Cap

Customers are increasingly choosing the subscription-based pricing model despite limited IT resources to meet expanding IT demands, particularly for SMBs and startups. Regardless of their size, established businesses aren’t dismissing SaaS. Instead, they’re fully embracing the as-a-service business model in order to meet a wide range of demands with flexible, contemporary solutions. As a consequence,
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Highest Series A Funding in Q1 2022

Series A Funding is often seen as the best opportunity to get a startup off the ground. It’s the first venture round with significant capital and usually occurs after seed funding rounds have taken place. So, what are the highest values of Series A Funding in Q1 2022? In this article, we will run through
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Price-to-book Ratio By Industry

One financial valuation statistic used to compare the current market value of a company to its book value is the Price to Book Ratio (also known as Market to Book Ratio). The book value is equal to the company’s net assets and is derived from the balance sheet. In other words, the ratio is used
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