Assignment #1 – Topics in Entrepreneurial Finance
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James Roth, CEO of the new start-up Arbuckle, Inc., which manufactures highly popular shoes, seeks toraise $5 million investment in his early stage venture. James conservatively projects earnings at exit of $5 million, five years from now, and knows that comparable companies at the time of exit trade at a priceearnings ratio of 20X.
On further analysis, the VC and Madhav agree that the company will probably need another
round of financing in addition to the current $5 million. The VC thinks the company will need an
additional $3 million in equity three years from today. While the first round investors still require
a 50%/year return, she thinks the second round investors will only require 30%/year. Based on
this new information, what share of the company will Round 2 investors seek?
6. What is the post-money and pre-money valuation of Round 2 investment?
7. Based on the information in Question 5, what share of the company would Round 1 investors
seek today (i.e., in the first round)?
8. How many shares should be issued to investors in round 1 and then subsequently to investor in
9. What is the price per share in both rounds?