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3 Tips on How to Raise in the Midwest

Friday, November 12th 2021 (14 days ago)

When most people think “startup,” they envision success in Silicon Valley, New York City, and other major coastal cities.

It’s true, these metropolitan hubs are fraught with blossoming startups, investor money, and generally more social media relevance than that of a smaller Midwestern city. As a result, most people assume…

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Fundraising for Startups: The Art of Friend-Raising

Thursday, October 28th 2021 (29 days ago)

Fundraising for your startup can prove to be a full-time job. Particularly in the early days of building investor relationships, founders may spend more time growing their network and perfecting pitch decks than running the business.

Top 5 Excel Formulas for Financial Modeling

Thursday, October 21st 2021 (about 1 month ago)

This post outlines the five of the most important/most used formulas used when building a financial model in Excel…

10 Metrics That SaaS Founders Need to Know Before the Pitch

Wednesday, October 13th 2021 (about 1 month ago)

In our last post, we shared that the number one reason startups fail is running out of money due to cash planning mistakes. Founders must prove a promising financial model to investors to achieve a successful fundraise and grow the business. Founders often acquire the initial financial model for the pitch, but fail to understand…

3 Cash Planning Mistakes Founders Make

Monday, October 4th 2021 (about 2 months ago)

According to Investopedia, about 90% of startup companies fail, nearly 30% within the first two years alone. If you are a founder, this information likely comes as no surprise. Between identifying the correct target market, finding the right investors…

Forecastr Beta Update – August 3, 2021

Tuesday, August 3rd 2021 (4 months ago)

Investor Access lets you share your model quickly and easily: One of the main reasons people use Forecastr is to send their model to potential and current investors. Historically, you had to either send screenshots…

Forecastr Beta Update – July 20, 2021

Tuesday, July 20th 2021 (4 months ago)

Formula View On Hover has been added to the Data Table:
Ever wondered where the numbers in each cell are coming from? Formula View On Hover lets you see the underlying inputs and formulas of individual cells just by hovering over them.

Startup Founders: How to Talk Valuation with VCs – Part 2

Wednesday, March 31st 2021 (8 months ago)

Last week, we began a discussion on how to talk valuation with VCs. Even experienced founders fail to forge deals with VCs because they…

Startup Founders – How to Talk Valuation with VCs

Tuesday, March 23rd 2021 (8 months ago)

Most venture capitalists bear witness to thousands of investment deals and have an advanced intuition on market valuation. Founders,…

Forecastr Featured on Startup Competitors’ Podcast!

Thursday, February 18th 2021 (9 months ago)

Last week, the CEO of Forecastr, Steven Plappert, had the pleasure of joining Mike Kelly on the Startup Competitors’ podcast. The team at…

Tips to Finding and Vetting Co Founders

Thursday, February 4th 2021 (10 months ago)

Perhaps the most pivotal building block for every startup exists on the foundation of its team. If you have a great idea or you are in t…

Three Ways to Validate that Your Startup Will Make Money

Thursday, January 21st 2021 (10 months ago)

Do you have a solution for an important customer pain point? You may have a great business idea. However, if you are a first-time entrep…

Fundraising 101: Equity versus Convertible Notes

Friday, December 18th 2020 (11 months ago)

Click here to check out our other videos! Raising money for a startup can prove extremely difficult, even under ideal circumstances. In t…

Are Accelerators Worth It?

Thursday, December 10th 2020 (12 months ago)

Forecastr went through the Techstars program in early 2020 and it was a game-changer for our business. As one of the most competitive acc…

3 Reasons You May Not Want to Fundraise

Thursday, December 3rd 2020 (12 months ago)

Perhaps you are a founder with a great idea or minimum viable product. Perhaps you are an entrepreneur with a small business that you wan…

How Can Startups Make the Most of Holiday Season?

Saturday, November 28th 2020 (12 months ago)

The holiday season is the time when everyone is cherishing their free time with their loved ones, taking time off from the daily 9 to 5 g…

How to Build the Ultimate Revenue Formula

Tuesday, November 17th 2020 (about 1 year ago)

As founders, almost every action we execute supports maximizing revenue, whether directly through sales or indirectly through our mission…

Should Your Company Use Paid Ads? (Free Calculator)

Friday, November 13th 2020 (about 1 year ago)

Paid advertisements are a highly popular, often effective strategy to increase website traffic and grow your startup. They are also a gr…

Our Top 10 Favorite Financial Modeling Articles

Wednesday, October 28th 2020 (about 1 year ago)

If you’ve searched “how to build a financial model” on the Google machine recently, you’ve already seen an information overload on confli…

Top 5 SaaS Analytics Tools to Grow Your Startup

Monday, October 12th 2020 (about 1 year ago)

Here at Forecastr, we constantly preach the importance of understanding your growth metrics to forecast the future. Marketing analytics …

The 4 Best Productivity Hacks for Founders

Thursday, October 8th 2020 (about 1 year ago)

The importance of productivity for founders transcends the outdated time management principles of large corporations. With limited resou…

Startups – Hiring a Fractional CFO

Thursday, October 1st 2020 (about 1 year ago)

Statistically speaking, the future is bleak for most startups. According to a Forbes study, approximately 90% of startups fail, including…

How to get fundraise ready in 5 steps

Friday, September 18th 2020 (about 1 year ago)

If you are a founder about to fundraise, you may be wondering exactly what you need to be prepared to engage and achieve investor money. …

4 Books Every Startup Founder MUST Read

Friday, September 11th 2020 (about 1 year ago)

From hundreds of books on the Amazon marketplace, we have selected our top four favorite reads for voracious founders.

Time Management for Startups: Knife Fight, House Fire, Cancer

Friday, August 28th 2020 (about 1 year ago)

You’ve got three big problems in front of you. A knife fight, a house fire, and cancer. Which problem do you tackle first? And be care…

3 Fundraising Finance Mistakes Founders Make

Monday, August 17th 2020 (over 1 year ago)

Particularly for first-time founders, fundraising poses one of the most daunting tasks toward starting a business. Far too often, we see…

How to win investors over with your financial model in 5 steps

Wednesday, August 12th 2020 (over 1 year ago)

The investor pitch creates a narrative behind the vision of your startup. As founders, we spend hours perfecting the slidedeck and build…

Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes in Front of Investors

Monday, August 3rd 2020 (over 1 year ago)

A financial model can make or break your fundraise. Your model is the backbone of data behind what is otherwise a well-rehearsed pitch f…

6 Software Tools to Supercharge Founders

Monday, July 27th 2020 (over 1 year ago)

In startup mode, small teams typically afford minimal staffing and resources dedicated to what most large companies consider standard ope…

How COVID-19 can IMPROVE your startup?

Wednesday, July 22nd 2020 (over 1 year ago)

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every human life in some shape or form, whether directly from the virus itself, from restrictio…

Income Statement 101

Tuesday, July 14th 2020 (over 1 year ago)

As a business founder, I’ve discovered people start companies for two fundamental reasons: (1) to solve a problem in the world and (2) to…

Financial Modeling for Operations: Part 3 – Capitalization Plan

Monday, July 6th 2020 (over 1 year ago)

If you haven’t already, check out the first and second installments of of this series where I shared the first three key initiatives in o…

Financial Modeling for Operations: Part 2 – Revenue & Expense Plan

Friday, June 26th 2020 (over 1 year ago)

Last week, I discussed how to optimize customer acquisition using objectives from the growth plan in your financial model. Like I shared …

Financial Modeling for Operations: Part 1 – Growth Plan

Friday, June 19th 2020 (over 1 year ago)

A crucial driver of your company’s growth is the effectiveness, and efficiency of your customer acquisition. To optimize revenue as a bu…

Make Your Model “Fundraise Ready”

Wednesday, June 10th 2020 (over 1 year ago)

Check out our full webinar covering how to use a financial model for fundraising A strong financial model is one of a founder’s most powe…

Building Investor Trust in the COVID World

Thursday, May 14th 2020 (over 1 year ago)

The pandemic we are currently enduring has created an environment unknown to the modern world. Public equity markets are volatile. Invest…

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