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Bizak Auction

December 12, 2008 Leave a comment

Bizak is currently up for auction on SitePoint. Any interested parties can bid directly on the site or contact me (617-947-8071 or email) for additional information.

Auction URL:  http://marketplace.sitepoint.com/auctions/53150

Startup – From Idea to Maturation to Sale

November 24, 2008 Leave a comment

At TOKiBiz we develop the foundation for online applications to mature into successful internet startups. We start with an idea, create the model, build the brand, and then launch the application. Once the initial development is complete, and the application has developed its foundation, we then look for a buyer who can take that startup to the next level.

Bizak has been online now for 6 months, has developed that foundation, has received a tremendous amount of interest and is now ready for a buyer who can expand its reach. Both Bizak and infoMedMD were built with the ability to quickly & affordable scale operations with total costs being under $500/year.

We are now opening up discussions with interested parties and if you too are interested in acquiring Bizak please contact Tom O’Keefe at 617-947-8071 or tom[at]tokibiz[dot]net.

Internet Earnings

November 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Below is a chart of the current (October 2008) average benchmarks for websites who contribute to Bizak. Numbers are averages for Visitors, Revenues, Revenues per Visitor (RPV), Costs, Earnings, Earnings per Visitor (RPV) and Valuation. Bizak is categorized into industry, website type and revenue source. The chart below lists the averages for website type and revenue source.   

Internet Statistics

Under the Radar – Dealmaker Media

November 5, 2008 Leave a comment

Bizak is one of the finalists in this month’s Under the Radar startup showdown sponsored by Dealmaker Media and hosted by VenCorps. Like Mashable’s Startup Showdown this too comes with a $50,000 investment. VenCorps is an online community that provides human powered capital for internet startups.

The Presentation Video

Internet Valuations

October 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Digg, the user driven social content website, just last week secured $29 million in funding that values the company at $175 million.  As high as Digg’s valuation may sound they’re actually in line, or in many cases much lower, than some of the other well known internet valuations.  For example, in June LinkedIn was valued at $1 Billion and Twitter’s recent round of funding pegged them at $60 million even though they have zero revenues.  However, both are a mere fraction of Facebook’s outrageous $15 Billion valuation that resulted from Microsoft’s $240 million investment in the company.

In an attempt to place more realistic and comparative valuations on internet startups Bizak was launched to aggregate this data according to industry, business type and revenue source.  The following figures are the average valuations for internet startups who rely on the following revenue sources:  

  • Consulting Fees $5,472,028.20
  • In House Advertising $2,936,123.89
  • Subscriptions $1,468,436.00
  • Product Sales $1,324,358.88
  • Affiliate Marketing $631,657.49
  • Google Adsense $124,623.67

What’s Your Business Worth? – BizEquity

September 25, 2008 Leave a comment

 Over the last few months there has been a handful of startups launched that focus on business valuations.  All of them have a different focus with the common bond being the attempt to quantity both businesses and business ideas.  I run Bizak, which focuses on internet startups and computing benchmarks according to industry, type and revenue source for comparative analysis.  YouNoodle, which is based in San Francisco and launched over the summer, mixes business networking with a startup predictor application.  The latest business valuation service to launch is BizEquity, which focuses on offline, small business valuations with a reported database of 10 million business valuations.  BizEquity is based in San Diego and is founded by Tom Taulli and funded by Advanta Ventures.

I recently was able to talk to Tom Taulli about his services and one feature that I find very useful is BizEquity’s Custom Valuation application.  This advanced business calculator allows small business owners (more offline than on – restauranteurs, shop owners, retail, etc.) to calculate a detailed valuation of their business.  You can then elect to submit these calculations to BizEquity’s database.  I like the service that Tom offers and feel that we (Bizak & BizEquity) focus on two distinct markets (online & offline, respectively) that could potentially benefit from the integration of both of our data sets.  As I mentioned last week Bizak just launched their XML data feed which enables databases like BizEquity’s to integrate our internet benchmarks and startup profiles with their current data.

Additionally we discussed in detail some of the services that Bizak offers and Tom graciously included that interview in one of his BloggingStocks posts titled, “What are Startups Worth?”  The topics covered are:  

Q: Some background on Bizak?
Q: You are also launching a new offering?      
Q: What are some of the approaches of valuing an early stage company? Some recent trends?
Q: Thoughts about the recent financial instability and what this may mean for startup valuations?

Investors, Financing, Venture Capital & Funding Opportunities of Startups

September 16, 2008 Leave a comment

To register please visit: https://www.bizak.com/investors/register

This evening, actually 2am this morning, we at Bizak are starting to role out the investor side of our database. This means investors and corporations can finally view and compare startups within our database.  Different from the startup side, investors can actually see specific data, web analytics and financial data for all startups who elect to have their information published.  

Right now, as of 2am Tuesday morning, investors can subscribe to our XML feed and view and compare benchmarks to startups.  All of the investor applications will be completed by Wednesday afternoon.  The features that still need to be added are the profiles (contact information, bio, links, etc.) for startups and the ability to view and sort the top ten projects according to each sort.  A sort consists of Industry, Business Type and Revenue Source.  For example, you can view the top ten startups who are in the Internet industry, operate a business network and have a subscription model.  

As for the XML feeds this allows investors, venture capital firms and corporations to integrate our data into their platform for both internal use and database access for clients.  Examples of the data included in the XML schemas can be seen below.  Both of the XML files are being modified a bit more and contact phone and URL will be integrated into the startup schemas. Each subscriber has their own unique URL which returns data in XML format using the below schemas.

To register please visit: https://www.bizak.com/investors/register

For additional information about the investor side of Bizak please view the video below the XML data.

Startups & Projects

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<projectlist>
<project>
<startup>Startup Company Name (text)</startup>
<startupcontact>Startup Contact Name (text)</startupcontact>
<projectname>Project Name (text)</projectname>
<industry>Industry (text)</industry>
<websitetype>Website (text)</websitetype>
<revenuesource>Revenue (text)</revenuesource>
<visitors>Visitors (number)</visitors>
<revenue>Revenue (number)</revenue>
<rpv>Revenue per Visitor (number)</rpv>
<costs>Costs (number)</costs>
<cpv>Costs per Visitor (number)</cpv>
<earnings>Earnings (number)</earnings>
<epv>Earnings per Visitor (number)</epv>
<estimate>Bizak Estimate (number)</estimate>
</project>
</projectlist>
Benchmarks
<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<benchmarks>
<benchmark>
<industry>Industry (text)</industry>
<websitetype>Website (text)</websitetype>
<revenuesource>Revenue (text)</revenuesource>
<visitors>Visitors (number)</visitors>
<revenue>Revenue (number)</revenue>
<rpv>Revenue per Visitor (number)</rpv>
<costs>Costs (number)</costs>
<cpv>Costs per Visitor (number)</cpv>
<earnings>Earnings (number)</earnings>
<epv>Earnings per Visitor (number)</epv>
<estimate>Bizak Estimate (number)</estimate>
</benchmark>
</benchmarks>