How a Sloppy 409A Valuation Nearly Cost This CFO $600,000

  What is the real cost of a 409A valuation? As startup-focused valuation providers, we often talk to founders and CFOs of early-stage companies who suggest a couple thousand dollars is sufficient to obtain a 409A valuation. While it may be true that’s a price quote from a low-cost automated provider, it’s rarely the real … Continued

Downside of Venture-Backed Common Investments

Raising common stock for first rounds of venture investments can have large, unintended consequences on employee compensation and common stock valuations, especially for 409a valuations.  The Boston Business Journal released an article discussing how Jamie Goldstein’s new fund, Pillar, hopes to better align the interests of management and investors by purchasing common stock instead of … Continued