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About Valu8er™ & The Founder

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Whereas the accounting profession is modernized in technology thanks to various softwares that provide automated bookkeeping, working papers, financial statement preparation and tax return filing, the valuation profession has been operating the same way since the mid 1900s, with the current best practice being automated valuation models (‘AVM’) in Excel to ‘build-up’ multiples implicit to Human Bias, and reports that are manually written in Word that eat up the majority of file time and are susceptible to errors.

Valu8er™ is the first ever working paper, file management, employee management, report automation and independent multiple calculation software for valuation professionals. Valu8er™’s application eliminates word and excel, speeds up report production by 10x to 20x, and calculates multiples independently with advanced algorithms built around the 15 Pillars of Valuation.

About The Founder

Valu8er™ was developed and founded by Rim Grewal, a software developer, CPA and Chartered Business Valuator who has has prepared or assisted with over 1,000 business valuation reports. Rim has also developed and sold math and real estate valuation apps. In addition, Rim is part-owner in several businesses, and has been financially involved in the purchase or sale of five businesses. He is currently developing a new web application that integrates private loans and real estate valuations, as well as a Divorce Income Calculator web application to better serve families in marital separations. Rim is an entrepreneur at heart, and understands that valuations are dictated by the marketplace, not by changing a couple of cells in a automated spreadsheet.

After spending several years with two of Canada’s largest accounting firms, Rim opened his own boutique business valuation practice in 2015 at the age of 30, and has since provided fair market value opinions for shareholder disputes, estate purposes, divorce, tax planning, loans, raising capital and M&A deals and advisory.

Rim Grewal, CPA, CA, CBV

Chief Visionary Officer & Founder

How Valu8er™ started

Aided by his coding and programming knowledge, Rim developed very complex, automated Excel models early in his valuation practice in an attempt to minimize employee errors and file times, and maximize profits. The exact replica of Rim’s automated Excel model can be found here, which continues to be the go-to way of doing valuations. However, managing staff along with various spreadsheets became challenging – in particular when dealing with departing staff and figuring out where they were in their respective spreadsheets. Another constant challenge was the actual write-up of reports in Word, which often accounted for approximately 90% of file time, as there was little or no automation available other than a template from a prior file. During the Covid lockdown of March 2020, Rim spent 10 months developing his own internal software to complete files, all without the use of Excel or Word. This software allowed him to easily replace departing staff with existing or new staff on files without any hiccups. By 2021, Rim was running 100% of his valuation practice on his software, which made reports enjoyable and error-proof. Changes in the numbers were instantly reflected in the reports, along with cross references, schedule creation, notes and qualitative sections. Since then, Rim has issued over 200 reports using the software, which is now known as Valu8er™.

Advancement of Valu8er™ to eliminate human bias in multiple suggestions

Recognizing that business valuation is ultimately determined by the market and based upon ‘Relative Valuation’, Rim became motivated to provide divorcing and litigating individuals with a better way of receiving valuation opinions than two opposing valuators ‘building up‘ their own multiples and miles apart in their conclusions. Rim then spent 18 months in 2022 and 2023 redeveloping Valu8er™ to build advanced algorithms which automatically calculate suggested EBITDA and SDE multiples across different industries based on the concept of ‘Relative Valuation’ and the ‘15 Pillars of Valuation.’ These reports have since been used for the courts and tax purposes. Valu8er™ is now used by valuators, M&A professionals, family offices, business brokers and accountants across 14 countries.

A Note from Rim

“I am an independent thinker who values rationality and logic over emotions, financial and societal pressures. I am committed to using data, algorithms and consistency to inform my decisions, distancing myself from any bias or influence from social groups, political affiliations, or religious beliefs. Treating every individual with equal respect, I believe that true success and satisfaction comes from one’s own efforts rather than external assistance.

My thinking is shaped by a range of influences including my family heritage, mindfulness, Sikhism, Buddhism, thought leaders like Naval Ravikant and Alan Watts, academics like Aswath Damodaran, the activism of Martin Luther King, and the early work of Tupac Shakur.

I recognize that personal interests and balance of power can influence business valuations, leading to subjective outcomes. Although there are international standards to guide valuations, they are not legally binding, and they provide a lot of of flexibility in calculations which can result in conclusions that are miles away from true FMV. I am a firm advocate for thoroughness and honesty in conducting business valuations to ensure they are defensible and fair. 

Professionally, I stand for fairness and unbiased logic when determining the value of a business. I believe that valuing a company should be as impartial as if you were making a deal with a family member — with no favoritism or bias and attempting to best mimic what the market would pay for the business. It is upon this basic principle that Valu8er™ is built.”

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