Valuation Clinic

Negotiating the current valuation of seed-stage startups at the time of investment is a critical component of angel term sheets.  Getting valuation right establishes a fair percentage of ownership for both investors and entrepreneurs and optimizes returns for investing angels.  This half-day valuation clinic introduces participants to current trends in valuation and demonstrates three valuation methodologies – the Seraf Method, the Scorecard Method and the Venture Capital Method.  The program closes with a 30-minute exercise in which attendees use these valuation methods to appraise a case study company and hone their newly acquired valuation skills.  Ample time is allocated for Q&A.

Course materials are provided with licensing of the program.  Delivery fees for the Valuation Clinic include a $500 fee for ACA members and travel expenses for the lead instructor.  Great value!

Course tools provided:

  • Full presentation and presentation notes
  • Faculty guide
  • Proposed questions for panel discussion
  • Agenda
  • Audience workbooks
  • Additional Tools

Interested in hosting a course in your city?  Our course offerings are a great opportunity to introduce prospective and new angels to local angel groups.  Materials and faculty guides are provided for each program. If you have any questions, please e-mail Heather Krejci.

Approved Lead Instructors

ACA members can click the button below, enter their Member's Only log-in credentials, and complete the form to register for the course.

ACA Member Access

Host Responsibilities

ACA is happy offer the high-value and low-cost program, Valuation Clinic, to all ACA members.  The following information will provide you with the detail necessary for hosting the course.

  • The program cost is $500, plus the travel of the instructor.  Travel costs vary depending on where your instructor is traveling from.  You are responsible for coordinating with the instructor to make these arrangements.
  • Printed workbooks are necessary for each individual attending the course. Printing costs can vary depending on the printer you use, as well as the quantity you order.  
  • You will receive a draft agenda and the host is responsible for updating the agenda and inserting it into the pdf workbook. The confirmation e-mail will include additional instructions.
  • The host is required to secure the venue as well as all AV needs including a projector with laptop and microphones.
  • We encourage hosts to offer food and beverages. Food and beverages during the course typically consist of a simple continental breakfast with a coffee refresh.
  • Attendee invitation and registration are to be completed by the host.