Today's post is by Roger Loh Kit Seng, the Director at Mazars Malaysia, providing firm-wide technical guidance on various financial modelling, valuation and financial reporting issues. Roger was involved in multiple valuation assignments for various industries, including consumer, energy, financial services, healthcare, infrastructure, luxury, real estate, technology, and transport & logistics.
Unicorns are more common now than ever before. The value of startups is vital for entrepreneurs and investors in this fast-paced and ever-evolving world of entrepreneurship. Though, considering the value of a startup poses a tremendous challenge due to the lack of historical data and financial figures that are useful in valuing a mature business. While most of us are familiar with a startup's headline valuation, can we judge based on numbers alone, or are qualitative factors also at play?