The Fast409A process blends the best of software and human expertise. Each valuation takes an hour or less of your time to submit, is delivered in days not weeks, and is customized to the nuances of your individual startup.
Entrepreneur and author of The Lean Startup has partnered with the experienced valuation team at Solium.
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Eric Ries
Entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling Author, Eric Ries, is best recognized for pioneering the Lean Startup movement. A leading Silicon Valley and business blogger he is founder and cohost of the annual Lean Startup Conference and serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups and venture capital firms. Eric received his BS in Computer Science from Yale.
Tiho Bajic
VP Engineering LTSE
Tiho is a serial product builder and is passionate about tools that help people work smarter. Most recently Tiho served as the CTO at Nitro, a smart document productivity company at the intersection of big data, natural language processing, and machine learning. In 2008, Tiho was a founding engineer at Rypple, a social performance management platform later acquired by Salesforce.
Marcus Gosling
VP Product LTSE
Marcus is a product designer and entrepreneur. A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, Marcus worked at IDEO San Francisco and in 2004, co-founded with Eric Ries. In 2010, he left IMVU to head User Experience at - acquired by Salesforce in 2011. Most recently he served as Design Lead at Highway1, the premier hardware startup accelerator.
Hyon Lee
Software Architect LTSE
Hyon comes to LTSE with experience ranging from building engineering teams to architecting and writing the first lines of code. Hyon strongly believes that great engineering culture stems from mutual respect, continuous constructive feedback, and diversity. His most recent startup, Peer, was acquired by Twitter in the spring of 2016. Hyon received his Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science from MIT.
Pavitra Bhalla
Software Engineer LTSE
Pavitra is a Software Engineer with founding team and public company experience. He comes to LTSE with experience in architecting and building cloud platforms, and scaling infrastructure operations. Pavitra is passionate to work with mission driven teams to build products of high value for a large audience. He received his Masters degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Santa Clara University.
Beth Andres-Beck
Software Architect LTSE
Over the past decade Beth has written code for everything from networking for real-time video understanding at BAE Systems to a serverless donation page platform for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Up and down the stack, she is a proponent of collective code ownership, automated testing, user experience design, inclusive culture and event-driven javascript. She has spoken at conferences including Velocity NYC, OSCON and USENIX, and has a BA in Theater from Smith College.
Solium Analytics Team
Steve Liu
Head of Solium Analytics
Steve Liu is Head of Solium Analytics, responsible for leading the valuation practice and execution of the group’s portfolio of valuation opinions for private companies. Steve previously was the valuation practice leader at SVB Analytics. Prior to SVB Analytics, Steve worked with the Big 4 (Deloitte and KPMG) for over a decade in New York and San Francisco, managing both domestic and international clients that ranged from start-up to Fortune 100. Steve has a Master’s in Business Administration from the Stern School of Business (NYU), and a Master's and Bachelor's in Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science.
Russell Zanetti
Managing Director
Russ Zanetti is a director with Solium Analytics, responsible for managing engagements with clients for valuations. Russ previously was a director at SVB Analytics. Prior to joining SVB, Russ worked at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP where he provided valuation and financial advisory services for mergers and acquisitions, intangible asset valuations and equity valuations. Russ has a master's in business administration from Bentley University and a bachelor's degree in finance from Bentley University.
Scott Winder
Managing Director
Scott is a Managing Director with Solium Analytics, responsible for managing the valuation practice and execution of client engagements. Previously Scott was a Director with SVB Analytics, where he led the Life Science practice. Prior to SVB Analytics, Scott worked with Deloitte in San Francisco, leveraging his experience in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industry segments. Scott holds a Master's degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business (University of California at Berkeley) and a Bachelor’s degree in human biology from Occidental College.
Xiaoqi Liu
Senior Associate
Xiaoqi Liu is a Senior Associate at Solium Analytics, responsible for managing valuation engagements. Xiaoqi previously led valuations at SVB Analytics specializing in valuing privately-held venture backed companies and supporting strategic advisory engagements. Prior to SVB Analytics, Xiaoqi worked for a VC in China where he focused on investment due diligence for life sciences companies. Xiaoqi has a Master’s in Biotechnology from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor’s in Biotechnology from Beijing Normal University.
John Bautista
General Counsel LTSE
John Bautista is a partner at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. His practice represents high-tech companies in corporate and securities law, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, public company representation, and technology licensing. Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. Bautista was co-founder of Venture Law Group. He went to law school at Harvard and college at UCLA.
Frank Vargas
Advisor LTSE
Frank Vargas has more than 30 years of experience in corporate and securities law, and has represented and counseled some of the largest and best-known technology companies and venture capital funds in the United States. He regularly counsels clients on Angel and Venture Financing, Initial and Secondary Public Offerings, Mergers and Acquisitions, Contracts, and Complex Technology Licensing.
Filip Santa
Visual Design & UX
Filip is a self-taught UX/UI designer designing commercially since the age of 16. Based in Europe, he has designed digital products for various startups from Silicon Valley, New York, Denmark, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Filip is passionate about helping startups improve their business through great user experience and modern visual design, and currently resides in Copenhagen.