Bootstrapping · Startup competition

Early startup valuation for acquihire?

Varun Gupta Sr. Front-End Developer at Code Brew Labs

December 27th, 2016

I've been advising a bootstrapping company that has gotten some traction but it is still very early. Now another early stage company in the same space is interested in purchasing the company. Their primary interest is in getting the team, (and I suspect eliminating future competition) not the product or technology per se.

I'm mostly trying to determine a dollar amount assuming founders get 10-20% of their company in stock and a small salary. They have asked me to suggest a number but I don't know how to come up with one that's fair.

Any advice?

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