The goal of the survey is to assist valuation clients in selecting a valuation date. Valuation date issues are more prevalent in common stock valuations (a.k.a. 409A valuation) because it requires strict coordination with equity-based compensation dates.
Creating shareholder value is the goal of most for-profit entities, where value is viewed in a strictly financial sense. In the world of startups and VCs, this means maximizing exit valuations. That exit valuation number is of fundamental importance. Exit valuations are built over time. Thus, tracking valuations is critical. Companies have many opportunities to track their valuations, from upgraded