ASC 820
What is ASC 820 and how do venture funds value their portfolios?
Valuing a portfolio for financial reporting and compliance purposes can be a challenge for venture capital funds. The rules and guidelines in ASC 820 help analysts perform reliable valuations on each illiquid asset in a fund's portfolio.
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ASC 718 for Startups: An Overview of Accounting and Stock-based Compensation

As your company grows, you will need to prepare GAAP-compliant financials, and you will quickly find that you have to comply with Accounting Standards Codification topic 718, or ASC 718, which describes how to report stock-based compensation in your corporate accounting.
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What’s an “idea” worth? Understanding startup IP valuation and intangible assets

Increasingly, company value is attributable to intangible assets, like intellectual property—so how do we decide what IP is worth?
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Unicorn University: Which school produced the most startup unicorns

Which universities produce the most number of founders creating billion dollar companies ("Unicorn Founders")?
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For HashiCorp's Armon Dadgar, age is a double-edged sword

We talked to Armon to see what's it like to build a billion+ dollar B2B company while in his 20's. Hint: Not easy.
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The Pre/Post-Money Lie: The Real Market Value of Your VC-Backed Company

Pre/Post-Money Valuation is synonymous with venture financing and startups. It’s also misleading and causes odd conversation. We want to fix that.
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Four Things to Consider When Splitting Equity

Splitting equity in an early stage startup lends itself to strange conversations. Hopefully this post will make those conversations less strange.
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Common Stock as % of Preferred Stock

We're asked about 409A valuation trends often, especially as it relates to the ratio between Common Stock and Preferred Stock. We decided to put a study together to cover this topic.
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Learning from Shanna Tellerman's Path of Building Modsy

She launched an interior design service, but she hadn’t accounted for treadmills. Or dog beds. Another customer wanted their design to incorporate a cat jungle gym.
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Don't Sell Your Company for Common Stock!

Private companies are often acquired by other private companies. However, many private sellers end up with the Common Stock of the buyer, which is substantially worth less than assumed. Don't make that mistake.
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