Press Room

October 16, 2018

Peterson Speaking on Start-up Panel in San Francisco

Andersen Tax Director, Christy Peterson, will speak on a panel at an upcoming event called How to Jump Start Your Start-up. The event will take place this Thursday, October 18 at the WeWork Soma space in San Francisco, CA. This free event offers its attendees, key tips to scale the growth of start-ups and raise funds. Other topics include: 

  • Choosing the right legal entity to set up your startup for investment;
  • Intellectual property concerns (i.e., confidential information, trademarks, patents);
  • Considerations when hiring early stage employees/independent contractors;
  • Strategies for raising a seed v. angel v. series round;
  • Business valuation, specifically pre-money and post-money valuation; and
  • Understanding dilution

Christy Peterson is a Director in the Valuation Services group at Andersen Tax. She performs 409A common stock valuations for hundreds of private companies throughout the Bay Area. Her clients range from early-stage to pre-IPO companies across various industries. In addition to common stock valuations, she also has experience with valuing closely held businesses, business interests, intangible assets, intellectual property, debt instruments, and derivatives (including stock options and option embedded securities).