Tagged: valuation

Down Round: Prosper Said to Raise Money at Dramatic Valuation Drop

Prosper Marketplace, one of the largest marketplace lending platforms in the US, is reportedly raising capital again at a significant decline to previous valuations. According to a report in the Information, Prosper is raising equity capital at a valuation of $550 million. This represents a… Read More

One Simple Thing Reg CF Issuers Can Do To Raise More Money Crowdfunding

Since Reg CF became effective, I’ve noticed a disturbing pattern in Reg CF deals—their valuations and economic terms are oftentimes unjustified. Unlike a normal angel or VC investment, which includes back and forth negotiations on terms with a lead investor, Reg CF issuers largely set… Read More

Brief: Harmoney Completes $200M Funding Round; Valuation Soars to $100M

Harmoney, Australasia’s peer-to-peer lending (P2P) marketplace, announced on Thursday that the company has completed a $200m funding round, led by P2P Global Investments PLC (P2PGI) managed by Eaglewood Europe LLC, a subsidiary of alternative asset manager Marshall Wace. The agreement includes both equity and debt, with… Read More

China Rapid Finance Raises Initial $35M Round of Series C Financing At $1Bn Valuation

China Rapid Finance, China’s online consumer lending marketplace serving online users and China’s emerging middle class, today announced an initial closing of $35 million in its Series C round of financing at a pre-money valuation of US $1 billion. The round was led by Broadline… Read More

Online Valuation Firm Equidam Updates Platform

Netherlands based Equidam, an online company valuation platform, has released an update and complete re-design to its site that is described as a new “focus on value creation and growth”.  Equidam has operated for the past three years tackling a difficult issue of SME valuation… Read More

Why valuation is only part of the story: A Conversation Between the Entrepreneur & Investor

During the process of early stage fundraising, Entrepreneurs face a dizzying array of financial concepts and methodologies, often putting them at a disadvantage in negotiations. The following hypothetical conversation between an Entrepreneur, Angel investor and Venture Capital Partner is intended to offer an illustrative example… Read More

Equidam: What IPOs Can Tell Us About Valuation In Crowdfunding

Who, among the entrepreneurs reading this post, feels confident in explaining what an IPO is? Sure, you probably know the meaning: Initial Public Offering. You might know it is the process that brings companies to be traded in public stock exchanges. In a nutshell, via… Read More

Proper valuation is key to ensuring credibility

Dubai: By offering equity in crowdfunded ventures, the stakes have indeed been pushed higher for investors and the businesses alike. But what would constitute a proper valuation for a business that is still in the very early stage of its operations? “Proper valuations in all… Read More

Valuation “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for Early Stage Consumer

At CircleUp, an equity crowdfunding site, we accept fewer than 2% of the companies who apply to raise capital on our platform. While there are a myriad of reasons why we pass on companies, one that always pokes its head up is valuation—that is, we are pessimistic that… Read More

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