SOURCE: Venture Returns, Inc.

July 01, 2008 06:30 ET Releases New Version of Its Web Comps Service

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - Venture Returns, Inc., a business information site with a focus on valuation, announced today the launch of the third release of its dynamic web service that will enable anybody to find valuation ratios ("comps" as they are known in the banking industry) for private companies to determine a company's current market value. The valuation service, the first-of-its-kind to exist on the web, allows a user to easily find public and M&A comparables and even to use these comparables to get an estimate of the value of a private company. "Companies can immediately find out what valuation ratios apply to them using the same techniques financial analysts have been using for years. This will help potential investors, acquirers, business development professionals, bankers, analysts, consultants, and entrepreneurs understand the value of private companies," said President Anthony Woods.

Venture Returns anticipates that the tool will also provide an informative data point that users can track over time to see what the market thinks about a company. The company makes it easy for private companies to track their valuation as it changes over time--kind of like creating a stock price for private companies. Once a profile is created, the tool continues to pull real world multiples from public companies and tracks changes in the value of the entity measured against these benchmarks. Users can create, download, and share their own highly customized industry comparables lists. The tool also harnesses the power of social networks to provide a richer set of inputs and to allow interested parties to collaborate. Mr. Woods continued, "We continue to add features to our site on nearly a daily basis. We look forward to feedback from our community as we refine our products."

To find out more about the company, please visit or contact Venture Returns directly at (888) 591-3334. The company is developing additional valuable products regularly, and will make them available soon.


Venture Returns, Inc. ( is a business information community with an emphasis on valuation. The company is home to the first-of-its-kind valuation tool that allows anybody to create comps online and value private companies. Venture Returns also creates unique business profiles that take advantage of the latest web collaboration technologies. The company has created over 18,500 company, fund, and deal profiles. Venture Returns encourages company owners to register at Venture Returns to build out their company profiles. The company is constantly developing new services based on feedback from its user community.

Contact Information

  • Venture Returns, Inc.
    PO Box 7775
    San Francisco, California 94120-7775
    (888) 591-3334