Pre-Revenue New Venture and New Product Valuation Part 1
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Pre-Revenue New Venture and New Product Valuation Part 1

This course provides a new approach for addressing the unique challenge of valuing a New Venture or a New Product.
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify a typology that explains how commercialization risk affects new ventures/new products.
  • Recognize when a new venture/new product’s commercialization risk has been minimized and when “normal business risk” has been achieved.
  • Identify a new venture/new product’s value-changing events and discover how to assign discount rates to these events.
  • Discover how to use comparable company/product financial information to determine a market-based valuation.
  • Discover how to use the discounted cash flow into perpetuity formula with varying discount rates to arrive at a valuation.
  • Discover the concept of a “balanced investment,” how it can be achieved and what it means if it cannot be achieved.
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Requirements
  • No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course.
Description

This course will provide the financial professional a new approach for addressing the unique challenge of valuing a New Venture or a New Product. Critical topics, such as how to overcome the short comings of the Venture Capital Valuation Method, how Commercialization Risk affects valuation, how the use of Real Options Analysis improves valuations and how to assign Discount Rates in an uncertain environment, will be introduced as a means to develop a risk-based valuation technique.  Using the anticipated cash-flow from a new venture/new product, this systematic valuation method takes into consideration the changing risk profile as commercialization risk is reduced to arrive at a market validated valuation.

By the end of the course, those financial professionals with expertise in Excel will be able to construct the needed detailed financial forecast model and valuation model to perform this technique. Sample spreadsheet templates of these two models will be supplied with Part II of this course. Part II of this course will provide tutorials on how to customize these spreadsheet templates.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in finance or related fields.
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
03:22:17
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Introduction
11 Lectures 03:22:11


Commercialization Risks
09:13

New Venture Valuation Problems
08:30

Real Options & Discount Rates and Commercialization Risks
07:56

Risk-Based Valuation Technique
08:18

Risk Based Valuation Technique Cont.
10:35

Existing Companies
05:48

Implementation Tools
13:30

Summary
01:31

Continuous Play
02:01:36
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Supporting Materials
3 Lectures 00:06
Slides: Pre-Revenue New Venture and New Product Valuation Technique: Part I
00:02

Pre-Revenue New Venture and New Product Valuation Technique: Part I Glossary
00:02

ABC Sample Valuation Report
00:01
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Review and Test
0 Lectures 00:00

Review Questions: Pre-Revenue New Venture and New Product Valuation Technique: Part I

Review Questions
5 questions

FINAL EXAM: Pre-Revenue New Venture and New Product Valuation Technique: Part I

​FINAL EXAM
8 questions
About the Instructor
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Whittington Vara (Illumeo)
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After a successful corporate career spanning R&D to Marketing, I developed expertise in new venture finance while working as a business analyst in a technology incubator. While employed full-time with a start-up enterprise, I was also the founding faculty member of the University of Florida's professional MSEntrepreneurship program teaching Venture Finance and New Venture Creation. The Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis published my paper, "Risk-Based New Venture Valulation Technique: Win-Win for Entrepreneur and Investor" in 2013.

 

Experience

Director of Operations : Wave Contact Lens System - [2006-03 to Current]
WCLS provides software for designing custom corneal topography based contact lenses.

Visiting Professor : University of Florida - [2003-09 to 2014-04]
Founding faculty in the professional MSEntrepreneurship program teaching Venture Finance, New Venture Creation, Marketing Analysis Seminar. In 2011, migrated to the full-time MSE program teaching the Lean Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program.PMSE Outstanding Faculty Award in 2005, 2008.

Senior Business Analyst : Enterprise North Florida Corporation - [1997-10 to 2006-03]
ENFC was a technology incubator providing start-up companies access to institutional and private investors.

Owner : VARA & Associates - [1996-09 to 1997-10]

Media Products Manager : Anacomp Magnetics, Inc. - [1994-10 to 1996-08]

Director of Marketing : Graham Magnetics Inc. - [1991-10 to 1994-09]

Director of Product Line Management : Graham Magnetics, Inc. - [1989-10 to 1991-09]

Manager of Quality Engineering : Graham Magnetics, Inc. - [1988-10 to 1989-09]

Director of Research & Devellopment : Graham Magnetics, Inc. - [1981-10 to 1988-09]

Senior Process Engineer/Section Manager : Ampex Corporation - [1977-09 to 1981-10]

Continuous Dye Range Supervisor : Milliken & Company - [1976-04 to 1977-09]

 

Education

Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators, Entrepreneurship education : Babson College - [2012 to 2012]

The Lean Launchpad Educators Program, Entrepreneurship education : University of California-Berkeley - [2012 to 2012]

MBA, Business Administration with Marketing emphasis : Texas Christian University - [1988 to 1991]

BSChE, Chemical Engineering : University of Florida - [1973 to 1976]