Silicon Valley Business School


This course explains the valuation techniques commonly used in Silicon Valley and the technology sector. Discounted cash flow and income-based techniques are discussed, together with cost based and comparable approaches. The following topics are covered: the market forces of supply and demand, revenue multiples, earning multiples, liquidity discount, return on investment, pre-and post- investment valuations. These techniques are applied to the appraisal of patents, software, trademarks and the valuation of startups in the seed, early, expansion and mezzanine stages of development.

Free Course Sections
Below you have free access to some of the learning materials in each section of this course. These are provided for you to educate yourself on the course content. If you want to gain a good understanding, we recommend you watch each video and read all the materials in each section before moving along to the next section.

Valuation: The Concept of Value
Valuation: Comparables Approaches to Valuation
Valuation: Cost Approaches to Valuation
Valuation: Income Approaches to Valuation
Valuation: Economic Forces of Supply & Demand
Valuation: Valuation of Established Businesses
Valuation: Share Price & Company Valuation by Wall Street & Public Market Investors
Valuation: Businesses in Merger & Acquisition Transactions
Valuation: Startup Businesses in Venture Capital & Other Financings
Valuation: Product Lines
Valuation: Software Code
Valuation: Patents
Valuation: Trademarks
Valuation: Domain Names
Valuation: Businesses with Patents & IP Assets
Certificate Course
The Certificate Course covers the same material, but tracks your progress and tests you in each section. Once you have passed all the quizzes in the Certificate Course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

See Certificate Course