Valuing initial intellectual capital contribution in new ventures: A short technical note

Peter Beresford Blood, Kuldeep Kumar*, Sukanto Bhattacharya

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In this short research note, we add to the existing technical literature on venture valuations. We posit and numerically demonstrate a simple technique of valuing intellectual contribution to a new venture in the form of initial know-how. Such valuation is essential in many practical venture valuation situations where the sources of the intellectual and cash contributions are separate thus necessitating a rational model for a fair apportioning of equity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-285
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014


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