Technology Blog

Armanino’s Technology Blog informs technology and software CFOs and executives of the latest industry trends, rule changes and best practices. Our professionals bring you their insights and advice from an accounting and organization perspective to help your company reach its goals.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

What Venture Capitalists Want: 4 Tips to Secure Funding

Ever since there have been start-ups, there have been entrepreneurs vying for investors’ attention. In today’s technology world, access to funds is easier than ever. But it can also be very confusing. Start-ups need money to grow their businesses, and venture capitalists need to invest in start-ups in order to expand their portfolios. So, what …

Friday, January 22, 2016

Bitcoin: A Failed Project?

When Bitcoin was released in 2009, it seemed to be the answer to every venture capitalist’s prayers. It was the future of currency—the reach was wide, the fees were low and the transactions almost instant. It had its doubters and flaws, but the outlook for Bitcoin was bright. Fast forward to 2016, users are ditching …

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Corporate Venture Capital Funding Hits New High

Last year, corporate venture capital activity saw a spike. According to CB Insights’ 2014 U.S. Corporate Venture Capital Year in Review Report, deals by corporate venture arms jumped 25% year-over-year, while funding rose 76% behind participation in some of very large venture deals. Who were the most active corporate VC investors during 2014? Top 20 …

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Key Players in Technology Investing and M&A

CB Insights released an interesting info-graphic they titled The Periodic Table of Tech, which showcases the 118 venture capital firms, micro-VCs, angels, accelerators, late stage investors and acquirers you should know. According to their latest blog, “The firms (and individuals) on the list were drawn from a mix of data-driven posts [CB Insights] produced…that analyzed …

Friday, August 16, 2013

Effective 409A Valuations Essential for Young Companies

For start-ups or young, rapidly growing companies, IRS rules on the valuation of deferred compensation on bonuses, severance packages and stock options demand particular attention. Such payments to company officials, employees and service providers are covered under Section 409A of the tax code. Experience shows us that the IRS and auditors tend to look at …

Monday, March 11, 2013

Not All Valuations Experts Are Created Equal

Private technology companies are required by the IRS (Code Section 409A) to grant their common stock options at a strike price that is not less than the fair market value of common stock. The IR Code recommends that a valuation of common stock be done not less than annually, if not more often. It’s very …