Seriously, I would estimate the value of the Above Network to be around $100 million cash-out value, at this time. It is perfectly positioned as the
leader in this field, has fanatical following, and it is definitely a growth area. It also is using some pretty rigorous "scientific marketing" and
I would bet that the value will continue to increase to around a $500 million valuation in the next two years, and will probably reach a $1 billion or
more with any luck. (Just a guess.)
I want to relate something back to my earlier post, which may be of general interest. I was mentioning that I went to some free tools on the web to
estimate the value of ATS.
In addition to the free "valuation estimator" sites, I stupidly filled out a couple of sites with my private e-mail address, and the URL to the ATS
website. These were small and midsized venture capital sites, offering free evaluations. I made no representation whatsovever that I was anyway
affiliated with ATS -- it was just a couple of seconds entering some data into some web forms.
Surprisingly, I have received MULTIPLE with e-mail responses from these companies, wanting to make appointments with me.
It is embarrassing to me -- I have diligently written them back saying it was just an experiment and that I am not an owner, just a lowly member.
(Believe me -- I in NO WAY represented to these companies that I was anything other than just a web surfer.)
My point is as follows: ATS is obviously VERY HOT property. It generates a lot of excitement. It is poised for incredible growth. And I would say that
those long term members of ATS (I don't count myself as one yet) are positioned to see their influence greatly expanded over the next several years
as ATS becomes more and more popular.
These ATS member points may actually have some significant worth in the future, as unlikely as that use to seem to me. A high ranking at ATS might
actually be something you could put on a resume, in the future.
Note to Springer and the 3 Amigos -- I would (quite pretentiously) recommend going LONG on the Above Network right now. And I promise not to repeat my
experiment, sorry for that.