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John Shumate

Secrets to Evaluating and Selling Your Business and Raising Capital

John is Chief Executive Officer of Venture First and has focused his career on working closely with venture-backed companies. He has worked with hundreds of early- and growth-stage companies across many industries, many of them dealing with highly-technical products or business models. He believes strongly in the use of carefully-applied rigor to rationalize financial models, business plans, valuations, and other quantification tools. He has over a decade of financial experience, including buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions; debt and equity capital raises; strategic consulting; complex financial modeling; business plan development; equity and derivative valuation; and venture incubation. John attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics and dual concentrations in Finance and Management.

In this episode you’ll discover…

  • What are some of the most exciting things happening in the venture market
  • What the overall early-stage business climate is like now
  • When you should have your company valuated
  • How early-stage valuations are conducted and what are the current trends
  • Why most startups fail
  • Tips for new entrepreneurs
  • The process for a capital raise, and how any company can do it
  • Awesome tips for successful capital raising
  • Cool tips for closing capital deals
  • Things a business owner should do in the beginning if the exit plan is to sell the company
  • The first step a business owner should take to sell their company
  • The type of financial consulting a business owner, even a new business owner should have
  • The process a business owner take to determine the value of their business

Show Resources

www.venturefirst.com

www.venturedeal.com

john@venturefirst.com

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Ela Pitkin

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Joseph Smith

Wise Guys In Ties
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Steven Granados

Firm Credit Solutions
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Stephen Childs

En Banc Equities LLC
Philadelphia, PA

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