An underlying problem we see with traditional valuations is that key areas like data, technology, customer experience and company values are considered independently. We’ve pioneered a methodology for bringing these seemingly disparate topics together into a framework that aligns both qualitative and quantitative aspects of value.

In the excitement of having signed a term sheet, investors may be tempted to consider technical due diligence (tech DD) as a formality to assuage their colleagues and limited partners. Tech DD, however, should be considered more than a defensive tool to avoid embarrassment and the loss of the money invested.