What"s a Startup Worth? Guidelines and Best Practices

What"s a Startup Worth? Guidelines and Best Practices

How do you value a startup or a scaleup? This is a question that plagues both founders and...

Survival Metrics: Getting to Grips with the Startup Burn Rate

Survival Metrics: Getting to Grips with the Startup Burn Rate

Burn rate is one of the simplest, yet most fundamental metrics that investors and startups focus on....

Why Tesla? Evaluating the Electric Craze

Why Tesla? Evaluating the Electric Craze

Tesla shares are up 60% over the past 12 months—performing relatively well even with the impacts of...

Creating a Narrative from Numbers

Creating a Narrative from Numbers

The key to a successful business plan is a coherent story built around financial projections and...

Revenue-based Financing in VC: A Study on Playing Averages Over Home Runs

Revenue-based Financing in VC: A Study on Playing Averages Over Home Runs

Revenue-based financing allows an entrepreneur to repay an investment over time, to retake ownership...

Don"t Scale an Unprofitable Business: Why Unit Economics (Still) Matter

Don"t Scale an Unprofitable Business: Why Unit Economics (Still) Matter

With venture funding having grown more than 120% in the US in the last five years, startup founders...

Mastering Sustainable Startup Growth and Finding Your Relevant KPIs

Mastering Sustainable Startup Growth and Finding Your Relevant KPIs

To unlock growth in a company, you must first find the KPI that is core towards increasing company...

Is $4.2 Billion Reasonable? How to Evaluate Instacart"s Valuation

Is $4.2 Billion Reasonable? How to Evaluate Instacart"s Valuation

Grocery delivery startup Instacart has recently been valued at $4.2 billion. In this article,...

Selling a Business for Maximum Value in a Challenging M&A Market

Selling a Business for Maximum Value in a Challenging M&A Market

With $936 billion of uninvested private equity capital inching down market, why do 46% to 80% of...

The Art of the Fundraising Pitch Deck

The Art of the Fundraising Pitch Deck

The flow of a fundraising pitch deck is vital for striking a chord with investors and clearly...

Forecaster’s Toolbox: How to Perform Monte Carlo Simulations

Forecaster’s Toolbox: How to Perform Monte Carlo Simulations

One of the most important and challenging aspects of forecasting is handling the uncertainty...

Successful SaaS Fundraising: Navigating the Evolving Landscape

Successful SaaS Fundraising: Navigating the Evolving Landscape

Investors have been pouring capital into SaaS startups. But that doesn’t mean raising funds is easy....

The Evolution of Venture Capital: Investing in Global Talent

The Evolution of Venture Capital: Investing in Global Talent

By adopting a global talent acquisition strategy, venture capital not only extends the opportunities...

Thinking of Using a SPAC to Go Public? Here"s What to Consider

Thinking of Using a SPAC to Go Public? Here"s What to Consider

“I know more people that have a SPAC than have COVID” is a common refrain among finance...

Modeling an Asset Class: Why Wall Street May Be in the Single-family Rental Market for Keeps

Modeling an Asset Class: Why Wall Street May Be in the Single-family Rental Market for Keeps

Wall Street has its eye on the single-family rental market. A convergence of rising home prices,...

Crypto Exchange Wars: How Coinbase Stacks Up Against Its Rivals

Crypto Exchange Wars: How Coinbase Stacks Up Against Its Rivals

Coinbase is among the hundreds of cryptocurrency exchanges that have sought to fill a gap left by...

 
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