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Financial Projections for Startups

8 Principles to Build Attractive, Realistic Financial Projections for Startups

Raising capital? Investors want to see where your startup is headed and how their investment will help. Build your financial projections based on the following principles, and you will be on your way to telling a solid financial story.

The Two Sides of Annual Paid Up Front and Multi-Year Deals for SaaS

The Two Sides of Annual Upfront Payments and Multi-Year Contracts for SaaS

For SaaS startups, there are two sides of annual paid upfront payments and multi-year contracts. Should you get clients to pay you for the year upfront, or sign them to multi-year agreements? Here's what to keep in mind as you scale your startup.

Prepare for Fundraising

How to Mentally Prepare for Fundraising

Next to deciding to start a business of your own, how you will fund its growth might be the biggest financial decision you will make. With that in mind, here are a few pointers to help you mentally prepare for the fundraising journey that lies ahead.

Startup Accelerators

5 Things to Know Before Your Startup Joins an Accelerator

Startup accelerators offer attractive equity financing and support option to early-stage companies. Here are 5 things to know before joining an accelerator.

8 Tips for Nailing Your Startup Pitch

Some of the audiences you’ll pitch to—like VCs and angels—are famously hard to read. Here are 8 tips to nail your startup pitch.

The Art of Growing a Sustainable Tech Business

Matching a startup’s growth to the receptivity of the market instead of to the demands of ROI-hungry funders is a good way to set up a sustainable — or “lifelong” — tech business.

How Knowify Found the Perfect Source of Funding

Marc Visent, CEO of Knowify, and Allen Johnson, Chief Investment Officer at Lighter Capital, recently joined Intuit’s Developer Evangelist David Leary to talk about Knowify’s funding journey in an online “fireside chat.” Here are some takeaways.

Top 6 Financial Mistakes to Avoid for Startups

Startup leaders who understand (and avoid) specific financial mistakes across the three stages of their company’s life — early, mid and late — are positioned to win. Here are the top 6 financial mistakes to avoid across the three stages of your startup.