SAFE (Simple Agreement for Equity) is an increasingly popular seed financing instrument, especially in the Silicon Valley. With this tool, you can assess how the key elements of the SAFE (namely the Valuation Cap and Discount Rate) will affect the firms ownership structure and value allocation in a future priced financing round (Issuance of Series A Preferred Stock or Liquidation/Takeover). For a detailed discussion of the SAFE, please refer to the dedicated course section.
The Online Tool "IPO Analytics" shows you how Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) work, what they cost, and what the value and ownership implications are. This tool allows you to model in detail the financial implications of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) for the issuing firm, the selling shareholders, the underwriting syndicate (investment banks), as well as the primary investors. With a few key assumptions about the transaction, the tool helps you assess the appropriate issue price as well as the expected post-IPO stock price of the firm. To learn more about the fascinating process that converts privately held firms into public corporations, see our new module "Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)"