Upcoming Webinar: How to Value an Early-Stage FinTech Company

Jay Wilson, Jr., CFA, ASA, CBA, leader of Mercer Capital’s FinTech Industry team, will be hosting a webinar, How to Value an Early Stage FinTech Company, on September 7, 2017 (Noon – 1:00pm).

Hidden behind the veil of the private market, an early-stage FinTech company’s value can seem complex and obscure. In valuing a FinTech company, attention need be given to external factors such as unique industry dynamics and the regulatory environment as well as internal company factors such as risk exposure and shareholder preferences. Comparing to high-profile competitors is difficult, as reported values can be skewed if calculated from investors’ stock prices that omit layers of investment preferences. While a rule-of-thumb may be appealing, its simplicity does not adequately capture the company’s risk profile and growth potential.

A clear picture of a company’s value offers notable opportunities for both entrepreneurs and investors. Measuring value creation over time is vital for planning purposes, and an awareness of valuation drivers can propel the company to higher growth. In addition, the knowledge gleaned from the valuation process provides insights and identifies key risk and growth opportunities that can improve the company’s strategic planning process–a process that might build to a successful liquidity event (sale or IPO) or the development of a stable company that can operate independently for a long time.

For investors, entrepreneurs, and potential partners, this webinar identifies the key value drivers for an early-stage FinTech company.

Learning objectives include of the webinar include, but are not limited to:

  • Pinpointing the external and internal factors that drive a FinTech company’s value
  • Recognizing how investor preferences can impact valuation 
  • Understanding when an early-stage FinTech company will need a valuation performed 
  • Identifying the basic valuation approaches for FinTech companies
  • Reviewing early-stage FinTech company case studies 

Included in the registration fee of $79.00, attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the recent book Creating Strategic Value Through Financial Technology, the source from which information presented in this webinar was adapted.

TO REGISTER for this webinar, click here

About the Speaker: Jay Wilson is the leader of Mercer Capital’s Financial Technology industry team and the author of the new book Creating Strategic Value Through Financial Technology, which provides insight on how traditional financial institutions and FinTech companies can boost innovation and enhance valuation in a complex regulatory environment. He is also a senior member of Mercer Capital’s Depository Institutions practice.

About Mercer Capital: Mercer Capital provides FinTech companies with corporate valuation, financial reporting, transaction advisory and related services for the payments, technology, and solutions industry sectors. Click here for more information.

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