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Startup cash management and FDIC insurance

Startup cash management and FDIC insurance
Posted on Sun, 8 May 2022 by scott orn

Some startups are raising significant amounts of funding now, routinely raising 10, 20, 30, or even 40 million dollars in funding rounds.

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How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?

How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?
Posted on Sun, 1 May 2022 by scott orn

One of the most important - and overlooked - steps in how venture capitalists make decisions has to do with the dynamics inside of the fund, and how the partners and investment committee decide to make an investment in a startup.

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Refund Accounting for Startup

Refund Accounting for Startup
Posted on Tue, 26 April 2022 by bryan long

Refunding customers is a necessary part of doing business for almost every startup and early-stage company, especially for ecommerce or direct-to-consumer startups.

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What do Fractional Startup CFOs Cost?

What do Fractional Startup CFOs Cost?
Posted on Sun, 24 April 2022 by scott orn

A part-time/fractional startup CFO has several key roles in a startup. Not only does the CFO serve as a financial advisor, but they can also help with financial modeling, reviewing financials every month and make sure everything is accurate, tighten up the budget when needed, and any board prep that may be required.

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What is the Right of First Refusal When it Comes to Startup Equity?

What is the Right of First Refusal When it Comes to Startup Equity?
Posted on Thu, 21 April 2022 by scott orn

What is the Right of First Refusal (ROFR) when it comes to startup equity? The ROFR is part of the stock purchase agreement that is signed during a venture capital fund raise.

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What is the Bessemer Cloud Index?

What is the Bessemer Cloud Index?
Posted on Sun, 17 April 2022 by scott orn

The Bessemer Cloud Index was created in 2013 by Bessemer Venture Partners to track the performance of emerging public companies primarily involved in providing cloud software to their customers. 

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How the correction in public SaaS stock trading multiples affect startup valuations

How the correction in public SaaS stock trading multiples affect startup valuations
Posted on Tue, 12 April 2022 by scott orn

The stock market has really punished publicly traded SaaS tech stock, more so than other tech stocks. SaaS companies have been especially hammered recently. 

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What does your startup need to know about acqui-hires?

What does your startup need to know about acqui-hires?
Posted on Sun, 10 April 2022 by scott orn

There are many reasons for a company to buy a startup, early-stage, or really any company.

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Why do startups need to break down their revenue by state?

Why do startups need to break down their revenue by state?
Posted on Sun, 3 April 2022 by scott orn

The short answer here is that your startup accountant needs to know your revenue by state to properly handle your taxes. So let’s look at why that’s the case.

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How do you reconcile your startup’s cap table?

How do you reconcile your startup’s cap table?
Posted on Sun, 27 March 2022 by scott orn

This is an important task for startups, because they’re raising a lot of money, sometimes millions or even tens of millions of dollars.

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Accounting for PPP loans

Accounting for PPP loans
Posted on Sun, 20 March 2022 by scott orn

The Paycheck Protection Program was created to provide startups and other small businesses with funds to support their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What is an exploding term sheet?

What is an exploding term sheet?
Posted on Sun, 13 March 2022 by scott orn

Exploding term sheets are a term used by startup founders for venture capital term sheets that have an expiration date.

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How should my startup pay engineering contractors?

How should my startup pay engineering contractors?
Posted on Mon, 7 March 2022 by scott orn

Paying engineering contractors depends on where your startup is located and where your contractors are located. There are options for both US-based contractors and international contractors, and both have different tax implications.

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How should you handle petty cash at your startup?

How should you handle petty cash at your startup?
Posted on Mon, 28 February 2022 by scott orn

Petty cash is a term for a small amount of cash kept on hand at your startup to handle small expenses, like tipping a delivery driver or buying lunch.

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What is the IPO window?

What is the IPO window?
Posted on Wed, 23 February 2022 by scott orn

The press loves talking about the IPO window. You’ll hear the window’s open, or the window’s shut. Startups that have made a lot of progress may be ready for an IPO, or initial public offering.

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