The 7 Stages of Startup Fundraising

The 7 Stages of Startup Fundraising

When you began building your startup, you probably didn’t fantasize about raising money. Nevertheless, as a founder it’s your job to secure financing to keep the company afloat. Your ability to keep cash in the bank, even if you have to sell equity to do so, will...
8 Elements of a Great Pitch Deck

8 Elements of a Great Pitch Deck

A great pitch deck will help you raise money for your startup. It will also help you convince world-class investors to write checks. The main secrets to creating a great pitch deck are keeping it short, communicating clearly, and removing as much risk as possible....
Your Startup’s Hiring Plan

Your Startup’s Hiring Plan

I’ve been working on an easy yet powerful financial model for startups, and one of the tabs is Headcount. Today I’m going to share my simple spreadsheet so you can plan your hiring for the next three years. Here’s a quick video walkthrough: Here’s what the hiring plan...