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Expara (Thailand) in partnership with the Stock Exchange of Thailand by SET enterprise is hosting a step-by-step series of virtual workshop on "Startup Valuation" during April 2021. Through this workshop, entrepreneurs will be guided by Douglas Abrams, Founder & CEO of Expara to understand commonly used methods in early stage startup valuation for "Free". 

This initiative forms a part of Youth Business International's the Rapid Response & Recovery Programme, supported by  

Startup Valuation Workshop



In response to requests from the audience, this workshop is initiated under the collaboration between the Stock Exchange of Thailand and Expara (Thailand) under Youth Business International's the Rapid Response & Recovery Program, supported by


Designed and delivered by Douglas Abrams, Startup Valuation workshop aims to share key steps and examples of how valuation of early stage companies work as well as the live discussion on practical tips for negotiating valuation in the fund raising process. 

Course Content

This workshop is designed to be delivered in four sessions, covering the following topics: 


  • Review the basic concepts of startup valuation & why the traditional valuation methods could not be used in early stage startup 

  • Understand financial projection steps of forecasting revenue, cost and cash flows​

  • Apply three commonly used methods namely Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Comparables & VC method to value early stage companies

  • Experience sharing on common valuation mistakes & negotaition techniques

Beneifts for Participants


  • Receive the accompanying materials for the course, downloadable before the session begins.

  • Receive the link to the recording of each session for reviewing and concept check.

  • Live discussion with Douglas Abrams to obtain feedback and answers to all your questions.


Training schedule

  • Date: 19, 21, 27 and 29 April 2021 ​

  • Time: 18.00 - 19.30 hrs.

  • Zoom Webinar

Workshop Schedule

1st session

 19 Apr. 21

18.00 - 19.30 

Review of the basics & Preparing the Revenue Projection

  • Why traditional company valuation methods fail for start-ups

  • The three valuation methods we can use

  • Building a revenue projection based valuation model

2nd session

 21 Apr. 21

18.00 - 19.30 

Getting Cost & Cashflow projection & Applying Comparables and DCF methods

  • Projecting cost & cashflow 

  • Using the comparables method

  • Using the Discounted Cash Flow method

3rd session

 27 Apr. 21

18.00 - 19.30 

VC Method of Valuation

  • Projecting exit valuation 

  • Accounting for dilution

  • Using the VC method

4th session

 29 Apr. 21

18.00 - 19.30 

Beyond the numbers

  • Avoiding common mistakes in valuation

  • Valuation caps & Valuation

  • Valuation negotiation strategies


The summary articles in Thai are currently being reviewed. Please enjoy the recording while the team is getting the material ready.


Thank you very much for your interest. 

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