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Article // How to value a start-up
Those of us who spend a lot of time modelling think a lot about valuation. In some sectors, like project finance, cashflows are relatively predictable and so discounting equity cashflows is the obvious valuation method. Particularly challenging is valuing start-ups where the level of uncertainty around future cash flows is the greatest. This article by Stephene Nasser gives a useful primer on 9 methods for valuing start-ups.
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Article // Do low interest rates justify higher valuations?
Sticking with the topic of valuation, this article from the CFA Institute provides some useful historical analysis of the relationship between interest rates and PE ratios. The article examines whether lower Interest rates feeding into DCF models lead to higher valuations.
Analysis // The science of post traction on LinkedIn
Maven Analytics, one of the partners of Full Stack Modeller, recently applied some exploratory analysis to the factors that drive post traction on LinkedIn. Bottom line: tag interested people, and use relevant hashtags. Read their analysis here.
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And finally // Analysing hook-up data
In Miscellany #45, we reported on the growing trend of people turning to spreadsheets to organise their love lives. We had this contribution from a Miscellany reader about a TikToker using spreadsheets to analyse her hook-up history. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the contributor wished to remain anonymous.
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