Virtual Taster Lecture “Unicorns or Fata Morgana? Insights on Startup Valuation and Financing”


Online via zoom, 6-7 p.m. (CEST)


Sep 29, 2020


Register online

You are studying business administration or a business-related subject? You have your bachelor’s degree in your pocket or are already on the job? You want to take the next step and you are interested in an international and top-ranked Master program focusing on Finance?

Then seize the opportunity and broaden your view! HHL invites you to a virtual taster lecture on “Unicorns or Fata Morgana? – Insights on Start-Up Valuation and Financing” and a brief information session regarding our Master in Management | Finance program with Dr. Maximilian Schreiter.

Although – or maybe because of – valuing a startup is highly speculative and subject to great uncertainty, we observe an exponentially increasing number of so-called “unicorns” (startups worth more than one billion USD). In our short webinar, we discuss recent developments, potential valuation approaches and why publicly announced post money valuations usually overestimate a startup’s fair value. In particular the latter finding has severe implications for the venture capital industry and founders when it comes to making investments and creating smart incentive structures.

Through the virtual lecture you will be equipped with practically relevant insights on startup valuation and financing while getting a taste of what we care for in our Finance Master program at HHL!


6.00 p.m.: Welcome and short introduction of HHL staff
6.10 p.m.: Virtual taster lecture on “Unicorns or Fata Morgana? – Insights on Start-Up Valuation and Financing”
6.45 p.m.: Open Q&A session where you can shoot all your questions regarding our program and the lecture on us!
7.00 p.m.: End

Your participation is free of charge.

Please register for the virtual taster lecture via our online registration form.

We look forward to chatting with you!

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

HHL is a university-level institution and ranks amongst the leading international business schools. The goal of the oldest business school in German-speaking Europe is to educate effective, responsible and entrepreneurially-minded leaders. HHL stands out for its excellent teaching, its clear research focus, its effective knowledge transfer into practice as well as its outstanding student services. The courses of study include full and part-time Master in Management as well as MBA programs, a Doctoral Program and Executive Education. HHL is accredited by AACSB International.