Financial Modeling for Startups

21 hours of intense practical experience
in building financial models for startups

 

HOUR #

TOPIC

CONTENT

1.

Introduction

  • Revenue Models
  • Non-Revenue Revenue Models
  • Financial models investors want to see
  • Early versions of financial models by successful companies (i.e. Airbnb, etc.)
2. – 6.

Building a start-up financial model

  • Why?
  • A financial model is a simulation of your business
  • Classic Mistakes
  • The impact of your revenue model on your financial model
  • The impact of your go-to-market strategy on your financial model
  • The best model you can build
  • How to build a basic model
  • Time needed to build a model
  • 3-year, 5-year models?
  • Tasks
  • Building blocks – Building a detailed Revenue model
  • Building blocks – Building a detailed Cost Model
  • Building your Financial Model
  • Burn rate
  • Funds needed
  • Exercise

7. – 8.

Funds needed

  • Funding impact on financial model
  • Scenario testing
  • Stress testing
  • Exercise

9.

Accounting basics

  • Income Statement
  • Balance Sheet
  • Cash Flow Statement

10. – 11.

Building a more detail financial model

  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement
  • Exercise

12. – 13.

Valuation

  • Comparative method
  • Market method
  • Discounted Cash Flow
  • IRR
  • Discount rates
  • Investor target
  • Pre-money vs Post-money
  • Exercise

14. -15.

Capitalization Tables

  • Cap tables
  • Equity splits
  • Dilution
  • Stress testing
  • Exercise

16.- 17.

Terms sheets

  • Landmine terms
  • Impact on cash distributions
  • Exercise

18. – 21.

Conclusion and Case Study Analysis

  • Concluding remarks
  • Feedback
  • Case Study Analysis and Presentation

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