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Start Up Value

We started with start-ups and helped teach angels.  We went on to buying businesses for a multi-billion dollar company and other companies across the regions.  Whether starting or growing through acquisition, we can help you.

When our managing partner was Director of the Governor’s Office of Strategic Initiatives, he was tasked with setting up angel investor networks and training sessions in South Dakota and neighboring areas. As part of that he both prepared companies for investment and worked with renowned angel investors  to train other angel investors as to how to organize and vet deals.

Start Up Value

In sum, he knows the angel and venture investor playbook. He is willing to share what he knows with you. In 2020 he spoke on the international state at the National Association of Valuators and Analysts International Super Conference on valuing the start up company. As a valuation expert, he also knows how those valuations change as businesses, move or don’t move along their predicted hockey stick revenue line.

Above all, he understands that all venture and angel investors are looking to say “no” so that they can go play golf, travel, or spend time with their family and kids or grandkids. Getting them past that dreaded “no” is essential to finding success. He has worked with dying start ups that have become phenomenal successes. Our firm will share what he has shared with us so you can increase your chances of success!!

Because he is frequently asked to consult with start up companies who could not afford to pay him to help, because SEC rules did not permit him to work on commission, and because he has economic development close to his heart, regardless of the return, he began mentoring start ups over lunches. His deal was simple: 11:30 to 1:30 lunch. The start up buys. During that two hours he will share whatever he can to help them succeed. The rest is up to the entrepreneur. Hundreds of dinners (and a few pounds) later, he is putting that information into a book to make available to start ups or those dreaming of starting a company around the world.

Soon you will be able to download an inexpensive book on how to prepare for and get angel and venture investments. Please email us to request to be on the mailing list for when the book is released. The book will be for a nominal fee, and will be a short, but valuable read and less than the cost of a meal!  –In the meantime, if you are in the region, the lunch deal still stands!