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AI024 Effect of Geography on Startup Valuation with  John Shumate

AI024 Effect of Geography on Startup Valuation with John Shumate

John Shumate is the CEO of Venture First, a boutique financial services group. He and his team focus on four main areas: startup valuations, rising capital, mergers and acquisitions, and taking equity positions. Today's discussion covers everything you need to know about startup valuations. This is a tricky subject for most to figure out, because in the beginning it is part science and part art.  Show Highlights 00:50 - Today we'll be talking about startup valuations. 02:00 - How did John become a startup investor? 05:25 - What's the difference between venture capital and private equity? 08:00 - Startup valuation is a really big topic among both entrepreneurs and investors. 09:55 - John just did a startup valuation for a medical company that will lose money for the next couple of years. 10:40 - Determining an accurate startup valuation isn't always very clear. 12:50 - Startup valuations are geographical. 15:15 - If you're not in a venture hub, try your best to market to the other loca

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