Communicating With Investors: Best Practices for Startups

Communicating With Investors: Best Practices for Startups

Investors aren’t patrons—they’re business partners, and startups should treat them as such. Regular...

Tell a Compelling Story: Pitch Deck Components That Persuade

Tell a Compelling Story: Pitch Deck Components That Persuade

To persuade investors to fund your startup, your pitch deck must do more than present a solid...

Snapchat IPO: It’s All About the ARPU, Dummy

Snapchat IPO: It’s All About the ARPU, Dummy

Ahead of Snap"s IPO, we take a look at whether the rumoured valuation makes sense, and find that...

Getting the Most from Equity Research - Lessons from a Former Research Analyst

Getting the Most from Equity Research - Lessons from a Former Research Analyst

Equity research provides a very useful function in our current financial markets. Nevertheless, the...

The Party Isn’t Over: A Deep-Dive into Why Unicorns Will Bounce Back in 2017

The Party Isn’t Over: A Deep-Dive into Why Unicorns Will Bounce Back in 2017

Between 2013 and 2015, the number of Unicorns exploded to 140 members, marking an incredible growth...

Term Sheet Templates - Clauses to Look Out For During Negotiation

Term Sheet Templates - Clauses to Look Out For During Negotiation

Despite the large increase in resources aimed at helping founders navigate the fundraising process,...

Python and Finance – Power Up Your Spreadsheets

Python and Finance – Power Up Your Spreadsheets

The Python language has the functionality to consign many a VBA-filled spreadsheet, held together...

How to Build a Budget that Lasts the Full Year

How to Build a Budget that Lasts the Full Year

Budgeting can be a drawn-out process, yet oftentimes once the year starts and results diverge, they...

How to Understand and Appraise Private Real Estate Fund Investing

How to Understand and Appraise Private Real Estate Fund Investing

The extent of investing in real estate for most individuals is in the bricks and mortar of their own...

Fatigued by the Subscription Business Model

Fatigued by the Subscription Business Model

The subscription business model has existed for generations but has recently surged in popularity....

How to Build and Utilize a High-Impact Advisory Board

How to Build and Utilize a High-Impact Advisory Board

Advisory boards are undoubtedly controversial. While many articles sing their praises, others...

The State of Private Equity in 2020

The State of Private Equity in 2020

The state of global private equity in 2020 is complex, mainly due to economic activity drastically...

All in the Family - A Guide to Family Offices

All in the Family - A Guide to Family Offices

Family Offices are becoming increasingly popular and prominent in investment circles. Their rise is...

AI Investment Primer: A Practical Guide to Appraising Artificial Intelligence Dealflow (Part II)

AI Investment Primer: A Practical Guide to Appraising Artificial Intelligence Dealflow (Part II)

In part I of this two-part series, Toptal Finance Expert Carolyn Deng provided an overview of the...

Fundraising Consultants vs. Broker-dealers

Fundraising Consultants vs. Broker-dealers

Fundraising is hard to get right, which is why companies of all sorts often turn to fundraising...

The Street Guide on How to Hire a Part-time CFO

The Street Guide on How to Hire a Part-time CFO

When does it make sense for a business to consider hiring a part-time CFO? Are there situations in...

Financial Clarity at Last: How to Reboot Your Chart of Accounts Structure in 7 Steps

Financial Clarity at Last: How to Reboot Your Chart of Accounts Structure in 7 Steps

It is quite common for financial reports to fall short of executives" expectations. Accounting teams...

Estimating WACC for Private Company Valuation: A Tutorial

Estimating WACC for Private Company Valuation: A Tutorial

The discount rate is a critical input in any discounted cash flow valuation analysis. How does an...

Private Equity Succession Planning Do’s and Don’ts

Private Equity Succession Planning Do’s and Don’ts

While growing investor enthusiasm has contributed to a historic $3 trillion of fundraising over the...

Biotech Valuation Idiosyncrasies and Best Practices

Biotech Valuation Idiosyncrasies and Best Practices

Biotech companies with little to no revenue can still be worth billions. Consider the most prominent...

 
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