“How much is your startup worth?”
A fireside chat with Burton Goldfield, President & CEO, TriNet
Moderated by John Yates, Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin
Have you ever wondered:
How does a startup determine its valuation?
How does an early stage investor value a startup?
How can I increase my startups valuation relative to comparable startups?
Join the entrepreneurial and tech community for a dialogue on startup valuation. While there’s no exact way to determine valuation, this discussion will unveil factors investors and VCs analyze. You might find a few surprising elements that come into consideration.
Since joining TriNet in 2008, Burton Goldfield has provided the leadership to drive the addition of 22 new products and services. He more than doubled revenue, to almost $200M by the close of 2010, and has invested heavily in the company’s SaaS technology platform. In 2009, despite the difficult economic times, Burton raised $80M to acquire a larger, public competitor. Burton has 25 years of experience directing corporate strategy and operations for leading software companies Hyperion, IBM, Rational, and Ketera. He received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA from Villanova University.
John C. Yates is the partner-in-charge of the Technology Practice at Morris, Manning & Martin law firm. Mr. Yates is one of the pioneers of the technology law field and has been practicing exclusively in this area for over 30 years. The firm’s technology practice has represented hundreds of technology companies and provides legal services in such areas as IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, Internet law, biotech and medical devices, ecommerce/distribution, corporate finance and venture capital, international law and dispute resolution. Mr. Yates is also a member of the firm’s IndUS Group, Data Center Law Group and Mobile Law & Compliance Group.
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TriNet HR Corporation
TriNet (NYSE: TNET) is a leading provider of a comprehensive human resources solution for small to medium-sized businesses, or SMBs. We enhance business productivity by enabling our clients to outsource their human resources, or HR, function to one strategic partner and allowing them to focus on operating and growing their core businesses. Our HR solution includes services such as payroll processing, human capital consulting, employment law compliance and employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans and workers compensation insurance. Our services are delivered by our expert team of HR professionals and enabled by our proprietary, cloud-based technology platform, which allows our clients and their employees to efficiently conduct their HR transactions anytime and anywhere. For more information, please visit