DATE: 03/14/01 (REVD 04/20/06)
A NOTE ON VALUATION OF VENTURE CAPITAL DEALS
When times are mysterious serious numbers are eager to please.
Musician, Paul Simon, in the lyrics to his song When Numbers Get Serious
In this note, I discuss some of
1. 1. Evaluate ASL as a business opportunity? (Hint: USE the OUTSIDE IMPACTS framework
developed in class as best as you can, given the information in the case).
a. Generally speaking, the management team is well balanced in terms of both business and
1. Evaluate ORN as a business opportunity?
Outreach Network as a business opportunity is an extremely promising. Evaluating the opportunity
objectively, the problem ORN it is trying to solve of reaching the last-mile internet connectivity
in untapped regi
EARLY-STAGE BUSINESS VIGNETTES
In the spring of 2007, four budding companies were in the very early phase of their development.
These entrepreneurial ventures illustrate the variety and breadth of new business ideas that can
Horizon Communications Corporation (A)
Steven N. Kaplan and Stephania Mason1
Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago
In June 1996, Bob Taylor (Chicago MBA 90), Joe Beatty (Chicago MBA 89), John
Barnicle, and Brian Addy needed to decide on a
Iron Gate Technologies
Steven N. Kaplan, Mitch Glickman and Taka Terachi*
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
As Steve Beitler donned his Special Forces jacket and set out for his weekly round of trap
shooting, he knew that he had a tough
Session 1 Summaries
Jack: Straight From The Gut: Chapter 24
Theres no pat formula to this CEO thing. Everyone does it differently, and theres no right or
wrong way to go about it.
Integrity is number one, Establishing it and never wavering from it support