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DCF VALUATION TEMPLATE
This Discounted Cash Flow technique involves deriving the value of a business by calculating the present value of its expected future cash flows. Projected cash flows, inferred from the Business Plan, are used for the five years ahead while the Terminal Value is adopted for the remaining foreseeable future. Read the whole article here…
PITCH DECK CHECKLIST
A pitch deck is a short presentation used to provide investors with a quick overview of your business plan and your fundraising goals. You will usually use your pitch deck during face-to-face or online meetings with potential investors, customers and partners. Read the whole article here…
CAP TABLE & FOUNDERS DILUTION
A capitalisation table offers a breakdown of the shareholder equity that a company has. These tables or spreadsheets are known as cap tables and are commonly used by start-ups. Included in the cap table is all of the company’s equity ownership capital such as convertible equity, warrants and common equity shares. Read the whole article here…
Diligent startups should be monitoring their KPIs from the very beginning and responding to the insights they provide. Avoiding vanity metrics and measuring failures as if they were successful milestones are some of the mentality shifts that are needed when moving from a waterfall approach to a lean one.
After a potential investor has shown interest in you, and wants to get serious about investing in the company, it’s a good move to have them sign an NDA. On one side, they are making a small commitment towards you but, on the other hand, you are now playing in an open field and have to think about the competition. Read the whole article here…
whilst it is obviously important for the deck to include a persuasive pitch for investment, it’s also important that you include a disclaimer to protect yourself from any legal action further down the line. Read the whole article here…
INFORMATION MEMORANDUM CHECKLIST
The key to successfully securing investments for a business is a strong information memorandum. Without a thorough info memo, a potential investor or buyer will not have the information they need to create an offer for your business and may view your company as naïve or unprofessional. Read the whole article here…
DUE DILIGENCE CHECKLIST
You have found a few potential investors that are willing to bet on your venture: they’ve told you how much they would be willing to invest but subject to the positive outcome of the Due Diligence. What can you expect from this process? Read the whole article here…
TRLs - TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVELS
Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) are a type of measurement system to assess the maturity level of a particular technology. TRLs are based on a scale from TRL 1 to TRL 9, with TRL 9 being the technology at its most mature level. Read the whole article here…
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