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How Much is YouTube Worth? $170bn in 2020

November 22, 2020 | 15 minute read


Google acquired YouTube for US$1.6bn in 2006. In 2020, YouTube could be worth US$170bn achieving a +100x return. Compare YouTube valuation and metrics against industry peers. Download a free YouTube financial and valuation model.

3 Decision Making Frameworks Startups can use to Navigate Uncertainty

April 12, 2020 | 7 minute read


3 useful decision making frameworks startups leaders and boards can use to tackle uncertainty in startups: 1) Peer Plus One Framework; 2) Incident Response Framework; 3) Risk Assessment Framework.

What are the Fiduciary Duties of a Director?

April 11, 2020 | 5 minute read


Five basic fiduciary duties of a Board member with breach examples. What are the consequences of a breach of Directors' duties and laws? How can Directors best protect themselves against liability?

The Role and Functions of Board of Directors

December 27, 2019 | 3 minute read


What is the role of the Board? What are their functions and responsibilities? What are the differences between Governance and Management? Understanding the role of the Board of Directors and their interplay with Management can help you as an Executive make better strategic decisions.

The Basics of Valuation

May 5, 2019 | 4 minute read


Understand the principles of intrinsic valuation. How to explain WACC to anyone. What are the most important factors when valuing a company.

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