Valuations for early-stage companies.

LinkingVentures Snapshot Valuations

The LinkingVentures Snapshot Valuation Methodology captures the iterative value of early-stage companies as they navigate through key milestones. 

The LinkingVentures Team

Cindy Guyon

CEO, Founder & Sr Valuation Analyst

I have navigated the start-up and non-profit ecosystems for decades as a founder, board member, C-level executive, mentor, and speaker. My experiences balance the creative, financial, and technical with an underlying interest in minimizing the gender data gap at foundational levels.

A unique combination of academic, intrapreneurial, entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors in several industries, has led to my development of a valuation methodology that seeks to uncover the iterative value of an early-stage startup, the founder, their team, and the story behind the numbers.

Teresa Sing

Operations, Sr Mentor & Jr Valuation Analyst

Austin Stille

Director of Client Services & Jr Valuations Analyst

As Director of Client Services I assist on the risk mitigating valuation process for our clients. Through my time in the financial advising industry and being a startup founder myself, I know the steps and possible speed bumps that may occur from taking an idea from conception to implementation.

My main focus on a company’s analysis is understanding the risks within them and the team. These categories include valuating the team, market and product, this is the cornerstone to the snapshot valuation methodology. Above all, I enjoy working with our clients the most. The uniqueness and high spirited energy each one of our clients brings always makes my work very enjoyable.

Snapshot Valuation Methodology

About Our Snapshot Valuation Methodology

Valuations today are designed primarily for established, revenue generating companies preparing for exit, M&A or IPO.  Applying these same valuation methods to early stage, pre or early-revenue companies depends on sourcing key variables and numbers from trends of successful companies, bypassing the unique factors of the evaluated company. Founders find that these valuations do not account for their unique success factors and investors are likely to rely more on the due diligence process rather than the valuation to make their investment decisions.

The LinkingVentures Snapshot Valuation Methodology is a dynamic evaluation within a defensible framework aligning with due diligence commonly used by early-stage investors. The process begins with a Baseline Valuation to capture how the founding team perceives their opportunity. Subsequent Snapshots are used to test and validate the identified success factors. This dynamic process of Snapshots empowers the start-up founding team to showcase how they work together to either mitigate risk or wrap strategies around areas of success. LinkingVentures captures the iterative nature of a start-up and the team’s ability to build a successful company.

If you want to change someone’s mind, you must change their heart, and the only way to do so is through stories. 

Dr Jane Goodall

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