Alabama Venture Club's Featured Speaker: James Childs
Maynard Nexsen Shareholder James Childs was a guest presenter at the Alabama Venture Club’s meeting on February 23rd at The Club.
Childs spoke about Early Stage Valuations, including the current state of market valuations. “I always enjoy speaking to angel and institutional investors about the optimal manner of approaching pre-money valuation when investing in early-stage businesses, “said Childs. “While the current economic environment and associated market volatility may make it more challenging, investors and founders should continue to seek to achieve a fair, market-based valuation that aligns their interests.” The Alabama Venture Club (formerly the Birmingham Venture Club) is an affiliate of the Alabama Capital Network, which serves startups, investors, and the innovation ecosystem. Childs is the Past President of the Birmingham Venture Club and Founder of its Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (EAP). He serves on the Board of Advisors of the Alabama Capital Network. He leads Maynard’s Private Markets Practice Group and Maynard Venture Partners, a cross-disciplinary team of venture capital, private equity, and emerging growth attorneys.
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