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Angel Discussions: Negotiating Valuation

Angel Discussions: Negotiating Valuation

You think you’re worth…WHAT?

Date: March 17, 2021 Time: 12:00 - 1:30 Zoom

 Startup valuation trends and best practices

  • How do you negotiate a fair valuation?
  • The importance of valuation in the context of an overall fundraising round?
  • How do smart angels create win/win outcomes regarding one of the toughest terms in financing rounds?


Dr. Ronald Weissman
Chairman of Software Group at Band of Angels, Member of the Board at Angel Capital Association
Dr. Ronald Weissman has more than 25 years of experience in investment and executive management. Since 2000 he has been a partner at a global venture capital and private equity firm, Apax Partners, where he focused cross-border deals and portfolio support and on software investing. Through his VC and his angel activity, Ron has invested in or advised more than 60 companies and has served on more than 25 private companies. His investment focus is on software, analytics, SaaS, text technologies, and health IT. He is Chairman of the Software Special Interest Group of the Band of Angels, Silicon Valley’s oldest Angel group and a model for angel groups worldwide. His most recent angel investments include Decision Next (supply chain analytics), Practice Fusion (electronic medical records), Navera (employee benefits portfolio management), Gainsight (customer revenue optimization), Poetic Brands (food products), Wingtip (hybrid men’s furnishings and men’s club) Taulia (dynamic invoicing and payment management) and Sonim (ruggedized telephony). Before joining Verity, Ron spent more than five years working directly for Steve Jobs at NeXT, where he managed European and corporate marketing.

A business advisor and frequent conference speaker, Ron has published and lectured extensively on venture capital and angel investing, entrepreneurship, corporate governance and software trends. He frequently guest lectures at Stanford and UC Berkeley and at the University of Santa Clara’s Law School and Business School on venture capital and on corporate governance. He is currently advising public storage leader Western Digital’s HGST business unit on its vertical market strategy a private, venture-funded technology leader Druva on its core markets, a European leader in maritime commercial applications of the Internet of Things and an award-winning Canadian bioscience firm exploring the predictive use of Big Data to drug toxicity.


12:00 – 12:45 PST Presentation
12:45 – 1:30 PST Roundtable Discussions
For the last portion of our program, investors will have the opportunity to discuss issues face-to-face with our panel. We hope that this will be a more meaningful, engaging and dynamic experience for you. The Moderator will continue to moderate this discussion.
1:00 PST Program ends

Program Chair
Maria Pienaar
Armaan Saini

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