Armanino’s Valuation and Forensic Services practice leaders are preparing for an upcoming webinar with AICPA. Jeff Stegner, Partner, and Dirk Van Dyke, Managing Partner, for the Valuation and Forensic Services team are excited to discuss valuing start-up companies from a Silicon Valley perspective.
The presentation will review the importance of a start-up company valuation, examine the common valuation method used for early stage companies, and establish best practices and considerations to avoid audit, IRS, and SEC concerns. With a combined 25 years of experience in valuing start-up and technology companies in Silicon Valley, Jeff and Dirk are well positioned to cover a range of valuations issues from the most basic to more complex issues for these types of companies. They will share details on valuing companies at varying stages of development as well as the methods used in valuation of such companies, including Discounted Future Cash-Flows, Market methods, and the Back-Solve approach. Additionally, the presentation covers allocating value to shareholders in complex capital structures that include “rounds” of preferred stock financing. Lastly, they will discuss the most common points noted by auditors when these valuations are reviewed in connection with the preparation of financial statements.