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Angel Investing 101: Valuation and Term Sheets

Category: Founders & Startups, Investors & Capital, Networking




June 12, 2024
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT



Join the Urban Capital Network for an informative talk regarding due diligence of Angel investment opportunities.

One of the most challenging tasks when evaluating a company before it has revenue is determining a value. There are no agreed upon standards, and often no comparables, unlike companies that have a longer track record with historical financial statements, assets, and revenue. Ultimately, early-stage valuations are determined through negotiations between investors and founders. Each has their own assumptions, projections and financial goals. Equipped with tools and a strategy will help you develop a basis for negotiations. Join Urban Capital Network for an introduction to valuation strategies and negotiating deal terms for early-stage investments.

During the session, you can expect to learn the following:

  1. How to assess and apply valuation factors and criteria,
  2. Valuation Methods,
  3. Term sheet basics,
  4. Negotiation points.

About the speaker

Lenny Saizan is the co-founder and Managing Director of Urban Capital Network (UCN), an investment firm dedicated to democratizing premium investment opportunities for a wider range of investors. In addition, he owns and operates Murphy Business Brokerage – Southwest Houston, where he assists business owners with exit planning, value maximization, and the sale of their businesses. He also supports buyers interested in business acquisitions or franchises.

Before establishing UCN and his business brokerage, Lenny worked for 10 years as an Electrical Engineer, specializing in automation, controls, and systems integration. He then transitioned to the oil and gas industry, where he spent another decade leading teams in financial and operational controls, as well as audit.

Lenny holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Tulane University. He is a Certified Mergers & Acquisition Professional, a Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Project Management Professional. In 2023, he was honored as an Outstanding Diversity Champion by the Houston Business Journal.



Ion District Parking Garage

Enter 4111 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking garage, located a block from the Ion. Parking in the Ion District Garage is free for the first two hours.

Red Parking Lot

Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion. This lot is for overflow guest parking and tenant parking and is free for the first three hours.

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