Architecting valuations (building a house of cards)

In a day and age of valuations as  score card there are in some cases extraordinary efforts being made to forcefully make certain milestone valuations happen (100m, 500m, 1bn etc). The right way to make a high(er) valuation happen is of course to have someone just pay that price with fair and appropriate growth / later… Continue reading

Leaped like a tiger, landed as a bedside rug – the risks of overselling your round

There is a German saying that goes something like this: “Als Tiger gesprungen und als Bettvorleger gelandet.” A rough English translation is “leaped like a tiger, landed as a bedside rug” – it basically means someone came roaring in to say a negotiation / argument / situation but essentially was overselling and or bluffing from… Continue reading