VC Experts, Inc. Completes Redesign of PEDataCenter.com, Surpasses 1,000 Venture Capital Valuations

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Database uses regulatory filings to provide deal terms and valuations to legal counsel, fund managers and entrepreneurs.

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The VC Experts, Inc. team has completed the redesign of their latest tool to enable individuals involved in Venture Capital to retrieve specific industry comparables based upon regulatory filings. The Private Equity Data Center (http://www.pedatacenter.com) is a database that reveals specific comparables of venture capital investments in private companies in the United States, including the deal terms and valuations of the companies which received funding...searchable by region, calendar quarter and business sector, i.e., all bio-tech financings in New England in Q2, 2007. Instead of surveying for the information, the database relies upon regulatory filings to provide accurate “comps” of the transactions.

In addition to displaying the deal terms and valuations of the companies, subscribers can now view the investors, the legal counsel, key company contact and the actual Certificate of Incorporation for a company.

According to 45 year industry veteran Joseph W. Bartlett, founder of VC Experts, asset managers, investors and entrepreneurs can now use the database as a deal pricing benchmark tool, in addition to a research resource. And, in an era where “fair value” demands extensive research and excruciating detail, access to reliable data on comparable valuations will both save money and validate results when all other methodologies are no more than guess work.

“This tool will revolutionize the way an entrepreneur or CFO approaches potential investors, mainly because they will now have actual evidence to back up their pricing expectations,” said Bartlett. “No venture capital firm will want to evaluate their holdings or execute a deal without the essential intelligence this new data center offers. And, finally genuine hard data on comparable valuations will prove an indispensable resource for portfolio managers and their advisers faced with the maddening requirements of FAS 157, IRC § 409A and other regulatory requirements. In today’s hyper litigious environment, failure to access and review this data could be grist for the mills of plaintiffs’ counsel.”

VC Experts (http://www.vcexperts.com) serves the needs of the private equity and venture capital communities, including entrepreneurs, fund managers and related service providers, by providing current industry news, substantive weekly commentary, best practices for the industry, legal forms, and an on-line university offering ongoing training via seminars, streaming video presentations and courses for industry practitioners.

For more information, contact: J. Michael Ostendorff/VC Experts, (646) 290-9254, Michael @ vcexperts.com

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