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Podcast: Venture Fund Valuations

Podcast
Dive into venture fund valuations with experts Becky Reeder and Sindhu Rajesh on The Alternative Edge, discussing strategic approaches for fund managers.
December 6, 2023

The Alternative Edge

In this episode of The Alternative Edge, a Weaver: Beyond the Numbers podcast, host Becky Reeder, an audit partner and co-leader of the alternative investments practice at Weaver, engages with Sindhu Rajesh, an Alternative Investment Services Partner with Weaver. They unpack the complexities of venture fund valuations, offering critical insights into industry dynamics and best practices for fund managers approaching year-end valuations.

Key Points:

 

As fund managers navigate the choppy waters of venture fund valuations, Becky and Sindhu emphasize the need for proactive communication and thorough analysis. Sindhu advises managers to scrutinize portfolio investments lacking recent financing activity and to seek more than just the last-known financials. The discussion also pivots to understanding the valuation caps of current funding rounds and ensuring adequate cash flow for portfolio companies.

“Request financial, non-financial information… Don’t just default to cost or last round just because you’ve not had any information about the company,” Sindhu asserts. This statement encapsulates the podcast’s  theme: the critical nature of diligent, informed valuation practices in venture fund management.

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