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Abdullah Karayumak, CFA

The Power of 3-statement Modeling: Best Practices for Valuations and Projections

By Abdullah Karayumak, CFA
To value or build projections for a company accurately, you have to factor in working capital—and you can’t do that without investing in a three-statement financial model.
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Erik Stettler

Raising Venture Capital in Down Markets: A Guide to Early-stage Funding

By Erik Stettler
In tough financial times, VCs often focus on shoring up portfolio companies rather than investing in new opportunities. But it’s still possible to raise capital—if you refine your approach.
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Robert Finch

Real Estate Financial Modeling: 3 Costly Mistakes to Avoid

By Robert Finch
Rising construction costs mean real estate developers are relying on complex—and potentially costly—finance structures more often. Smarter modeling will help keep borrowing costs low.
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Ryan Zanoni

Forensic Accounting: Due Diligence’s Secret Weapon

By Ryan Zanoni
More than just a way to investigate financial crimes, forensic accounting is the most in-depth form of due diligence and compliance. But smaller firms often overlook its value. Here’s why that’s risky.
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Christopher Holloway

Communicating With Investors: Best Practices for Startups

By Christopher Holloway
Investors aren’t patrons—they’re business partners, and startups should treat them as such. Regular updates and the occasional call for advice go a long way toward optimizing the relationship.
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Brian Nichol

Tell a Compelling Story: Pitch Deck Components That Persuade

By Brian Nichol
To persuade investors to fund your startup, your pitch deck must do more than present a solid business case. It must generate an emotional response.
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Erik Stettler

The Evolution of Venture Capital: Investing in Global Talent

By Erik Stettler
By adopting a global talent acquisition strategy, venture capital not only extends the opportunities of entrepreneurship across the world, it helps startups reduce churn and break even faster.
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Julio C. Ortiz

Successful SaaS Fundraising: Navigating the Evolving Landscape

By Julio C. Ortiz
Investors have been pouring capital into SaaS startups. But that doesn’t mean raising funds is easy. This guide to finding the right financing options can help lead you to the treasure in this tricky terrain.
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