An In-Depth Interview with Redwood Valuation Director Tim Montgomery


Redwood Valuation’s Director Tim Montgomery recently sat down with the founder of WatchPitch, Trey Scott, to provide a behind-the-scenes look on what goes into the valuation of a venture-backed company. Tim discusses the numbers that matter – revenue growth, funding, cash runway – and also the significantly more subjective inputs – like the company’s story and momentum.

Tim and Trey bring a range and depth to the interview that is truly unique. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Who are the players? Get insight into the various players involved in the process, from founders to investors to regulators
  • What are the stakes? If valuations are sometimes sketched on a napkin by VCs, why is there increasing importance and scrutiny over truly defensible valuations for stock options purposes
  • What are the levers? Understand how the “numbers” and the “narratives” interplay to arrive at a valuation

Tim demonstrates his decades-plus years of experience focusing almost exclusively on venture-backed company valuations – a rarity in the valuation world. Other options for listening down below.

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WatchPitch is a “matchmaker” platform for entrepreneurs and investors. Trey Scott is well-versed in the startup landscape having helped 1,000s of startups tell their story more effectively to an increasingly large audience of investors.