Thursday, October 8, 2020

BV4 performs a valuation masterclass at the Startup Days 2020

The Startup Days are regarded as Switzerland's largest events for the startup ecosystem and are held annually in Berne. The event of 2020 took place in a hybrid version with both physical and online events.

BV4 performs a Valuation Masterclass at the Startup Days 2020

BV4 was excited to be invited as a partner to present a Masterclass around the topic of Startup Valuation. Dorian Ebneter, CEO of BV4, presented common valuation techniques and challenges for early-stage starstups. He emphasized that the value of a young company with no significant financial track record is more a result of negotiation and argumentation than pure financial calculations and gave advise for founders what to consider when defining the valuation of their company.

Results of the event

The Masterclass was fully booked with an audience of approx. 60 participants. During the Q&A session following the presentation, a fruitful discussion evolved around the topic of Convertibles vs. Equity Rounds and the amount of equity a founder should aim to give away in the financing round. Thanks to the participation at the event, several new connections with aspiring founders were made and BV4 solidified it's standing as the leading independent valuation expert in the Swiss startup ecosystem.  

And of course the winners of the Startup Days 2020:

Healthtech: Hemotune and Artiria Medical
Autonomous systems: Sevensense
Sustainable Tech: Exnaton
Content and Channels: Relish
Fintech: Raized and Core.Chain

Thanks again to the entire team of the Startup Days 2020 for this fantastic event! We look forward to being back in 2021.