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Hook investors with a financial model that instantly shows them what they need to know about your startup.
A veteran of VC, Jeffrey now provides investment banking services to early- and mid-stage startups and has served as interim CFO for more than 300 companies and funds.
For funder-backed startups, brick-and-mortar offices cost more than just money–they dilute founder equity.
Erik is a co-founder of a global venture capital fund that has invested in 50 startups (raising more than $500 million) and has realized six exits. He serves as Toptal’s Chief Economist.
To impress risk-averse investors, you have to prove that you’re ready for whatever may come.
Nicholas is a corporate strategy and FP&A expert who works with businesses to optimize their operations and execute high-priority strategic initiatives. He has helped entrepreneurs raise more than $600 million through financial modeling and pitch deck development.
Tough Times Don’t Have to Mean Tough Terms: Leveraging Financial and Cap Table Modeling in VC Negotiations
When capital is scarce, VCs may tighten their terms to reduce their risk. Here’s how to think through three of the most common preferred terms to ensure you don’t give away too much of your company.
Erik is co-founder of a global venture capital fund that has invested in 50 startups—which have raised more than $500 million—and has realized six exits. He serves as Toptal’s Chief Economist.
It’s a catch-22 for young startups: How do you attract investors with compelling financial projections if you don’t have historical data? Here’s a three-part strategy for making the most of what you’ve got to seal the deal.
Sean is a General Partner at Addvia Ventures, which invests in early-stage high-growth companies addressing large end markets. He’s also founder and CEO at Marion Street Capital, a firm that helps companies refine forecasts and grow revenue. Previously, he worked at Morgan Stanley and BNY Mellon, and during his career he has facilitated investment transactions exceeding $1 billion.
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Asia is one of the hottest venture markets in the world right now. Find out what savvy investors must understand about this culturally and economically diverse region in order to succeed.
Alec is a financial analyst who has executed more than $5 billion in corporate, private equity, and venture capital transactions for Swiss Re and Tencent, China’s leading internet company. He’s also a co-founder of a Hong Kong financial advisory firm with client companies across Asia.
To value or build projections for a company accurately, you have to factor in working capital projections—and you can’t do that without investing in a three-statement financial model.
Abdullah Karayumak, CFA
Abdullah is a financial modeling, valuations, and capital raising expert and Chartered Financial Analyst. He’s advised clients ranging from early-stage startups to multibillion-dollar enterprises, most recently for KPMG.
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