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Valuation & Fund Raising for Tech Startups Masterclass

Marina Bay Sands Singapore
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ET Masterclass is an initiative of The Economic Times to disseminate knowledge, experience and expertise among professionals and leaders. The ‘Valuation & Fund Raising for Tech-Startups’ session will provide methods and approaches for tech startups to understand, evaluate, & network with industry peers & experts. Special Discount of 20% for all French Chamber members!


Technology is the key differentiator and problem solver, playing a pivotal role in transforming and growing businesses. It is the prominent disruptive force across industries. Therefore tech-based startups have emerged as the most sought-after investment opportunity in the recent past. 

Success stories of technology startups, such as Google, Alibaba, Facebook, Flipkart and Amazon have left an indelible mark on global economy. Tech-based businesses, in general, have recorded exponential growth over the past five years. The overall picture for tech startups appears encouraging business wise therefore they are able to attract decent investment. After the thriving Indian and Chinese startup scene, a number of ASEAN countries is now gearing up to attract entrepreneurs and stimulate the creation and growth of startups.

In sync with tremendous opportunity in tech startups, ETMasterclass presents a hands-on workshop on valuation and fund raising for tech startups where delegates will receive comprehensive knowledge about new valuation methods and approaches, fundraising processes & strategies, key legal aspects as well as governance and regulatory matters surrounding tech startups.

What you will learn

The objective of this workshop is to provide methods and approaches for tech startups valuation, at the end participants should be able to:

  • Understand the valuation methods and approaches
  • Foresee the growth of tech startups
  • Analyze and critique the use of appropriate valuation model
  • Learn valuation approach and modeling for sector wise tech startups
  • Learn fundraising process and strategies
  • Demystify legal documents for fund raising
  • Key legal aspects, governance and regulatory matters surrounding tech startups

Who Should Attend?

  • Tech entrepreneurs and tech startups looking to raise funds
  • Corporates who are looking to acquire tech startups
  • CXOs, MDs, Directors and Senior Management of tech startups
  • PE, VC Investment Professionals
  • M&A and strategy team
  • Angel, private and institutional investors
  • I-Bankers, Advisers & Consultants


09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Value Drivers & Valuation Methods for Tech Startups

  • Tech Startups: Evolution & Key Characteristics
  • Financing Life-Cycle and Value Drivers
  • Valuation Methods: Venture Capital Method, DCF, Real Option, Probability-Weighted Methods and Various Alternative Approaches
  • Global Illustrations
  • Valuation Myths and Realities

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Tech Startup Valuation - Key Performance Indicators

  • Revenue Growth Rate
  • Average Revenue per User (ARPU)
  • Churn Rate
  • Burn Rate
  • Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC)
  • User Engagement: Daily/Monthly Active Users
  • Activation Rate
  • Customer Life Time Value
  • Conversion Rate

12: 30 PM - 01: 30 PM

Lunch Break

01:30 PM - 02:45 PM

Valuation & Modeling - Case Study

  • FinTech
  • HealthTech
  • EduTech
  • E-commerce

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM

Fundraising for Tech-Startup

  • Identification of Fundraising Prospects
  • Types of Fund Raising
  • Fund Raising Strategy
  • Tips for Successful Fundraising

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Key Documentation & Legal Aspects in Tech-startups Fundraising Process

  • Understanding the Term Sheet
  • Decoding term sheet
  • Deal structuring
  • NDA & Due Diligence
  • Subscription and Shareholder Agreements and other Legal documentation
  • Foreign investor domestic regulatory issues impacting tech startups
  • Case Study


Christopher KE Tan, Partner, Deals Accounting Advisory, Valuations and SPA, PwC Singapore

Leonard Woo, Partner, Financial Advisory, Deloitte Singapore

S Sivanesan, Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP

CHUA Kee Lock, CEO, Vertex Holdings


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