How to Put a Price Tag on Your Startup?

May 07, 2014, 09:00 ET from TriNet

SAN LEANDRO, California, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Complimentary Panel Discussion and Networking with Murat Aktihanoglu and Burton M. Goldfield 


Moderator Murat Aktihanoglu, Managing Partner of Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, will speak with Burton M. Goldfield, President and CEO of TriNet (NYSE: TNET).

Murat Aktihanoglu 

Murat Aktihanoglu is an entrepreneur, investor, author and technologist. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, an early-stage investment fund and technology accelerator in New York City with a portfolio of 60 and growing companies. Murat is also the co-author of the book "Location-Aware Applications" published by Manning Publications. He has managed engineering teams in Silicon Valley, Tokyo and New York as well as having started numerous technology startups. In addition, Murat is a frequent speaker on technology and entrepreneurship. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science.

Burton M. Goldfield  

Since 2008, Burton M. Goldfield has served as President and CEO of TriNet, a strategic partner to small businesses for payroll, HR, benefits, employment law compliance and risk reduction. Since joining TriNet, Burton has transformed the company into a leading cloud-based HR provider and Professional Employer Organization (PEO), with offices throughout America. 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.


The interactive dialogue and discussion will address some common questions startups have about acquisitions and valuation:

  • How does a startup determine its valuation?
  • How does an early stage investor value a startup?
  • What can a startup do to make itself an attractive target for acquisition?
  • How should a startup identify potential strategic acquirers?
  • What are some guidelines for navigating the negotiation process?

After the talk, three companies will pitch a panel of investors from the Long Island Angel Network and New York Angels - 'Shark Tank' Style. Attendees can also continue the conversation with their peers and enjoy complimentary beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres at the demo and networking reception.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET


Projective Space
72 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002


The event is free; registration required. Register here.


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