Masterclass: Business Valuations 101

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York Butter Factory, Next Money and Fintech Victoria is excited to launch a series of Masterclasses with our partner EY


“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing” - Oscar Wilde

Understanding and optimising value are an integral part of managing a start-up business, where capital is typically in scarce supply.

This session will provide an overview of common valuation methodologies and why price and value are often different.


The speakers have extensive experience in business valuation and will discuss valuation in a start-up context. Justin Steinert and Jannaya James are Associate Directors in the Valuation and Business Modelling team at EY. Justin and Jannaya specialise in the valuation of issued capital, businesses and intellectual property, utilising a range of methodologies including capitalisation of earnings and discounted cash flow.

They have prepared several valuations across a wide range of industries and for a range of purposes, including; transactions, tax, strategy and financial reporting.

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What you will learn
  • Why price and value are different
  • Valuation shortcuts and understanding different valuation outcomes
  • Optimising value (to you) in a capital raising context


York Butter Factory

Vendor since 2012

The York Butter Factory is the co-working space for Melbourne’s high-potential early-stage technology entrepreneurs.

Established in 2011 inside an 1850s heritage-listed space, York Butter Factory is home to upstarts with bold, global ambitions and clear intentions to change the world.

Named after the original 1855 building, the York Butter Factory is situated on King Street at the base of the Rialto. This brilliant bluestone warehouse is the ultimate juxtaposition of old and new, building tech startups out of one Melbourne’s oldest structures. The 577sqm space is across two floors and has an open plan coworking space, informal collaborative area, meeting rooms, an industrial fridge and room for up to 60 entrepreneurs.

Opening its doors in October 2011, it has established itself at the center of a rapidly growing startup ecosystem in Melbourne. York Butter Factory was co-founded by the partners of Adventure Capital, who run their VC fund out of the space.

YBF already hosts nearly 50 startups largely in the Consumer Internet space. Opportunities to access funding is through its owners’ tech-focused VC fund as well as seed funding provided directly to deserving startups and via the Aurelius Digital angel investment network. There is a culture of collaboration, resource sharing and tough love. Tenants are curated with a view to fill the space with high-potential digital media and web 2.0 startups with a global ambition.

The vision is to become the central hub of the Australian tech startup ecosystem.

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York Butter Factory requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email York Butter Factory to organise a refund or transfer

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In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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17 March 2017 • Masterclass: Business Valuations 101

Interesting ideas about company valuations


06 March 2017 • Masterclass: Business Valuations 101

Highlight was hearing two experts from the Big 4 speak on what they do all day everyday. They were very transparent in their methodologies, etc. I honestly walked away learning more about what they do. Opened my eyes with a few great examples. Great value for price (free). Slightly new experience in Melbourne: Very techy vibe, shared space. People preparing their lunches during the presentation in the kitchen.


05 March 2017 • Masterclass: Business Valuations 101

Basics of evaluation