Why the valuation is not the most important point for an early stage deal
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Why the valuation is not the most important point for an early stage deal 1:49 min
Dr. Khaled E. Ismail is a Managing Partner at Algebra Ventures. He is the Founder, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman at KI-Angels. Dr. Ismail founded SysDSoft Inc. in 2002 and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and the President. He also served as the Business Development Officer at Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. and the Managing Director at Intel Telecom Mobile Communication in Egypt. He has published over 150 papers in international journals, is editor of three books, the Chairman of three international conferences, invited speaker at over 30 international conferences and symposiums, and holds 14 patents.
I’ve rarely seen an investment where they come, they say, "Okay, we value ourself at this amount, "and we want this amount of money," and I say, "Okay, yes." That’s rarely the case, okay?
It does happen sometimes, but it’s rare.
More common is that they believe or they have put a business plan with projections for the next five years, that they will be a… Sign in to continue