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Strategy - Founder Collective. Here’s how we do it: Peer-to-Peer investing Everyone at Founder Collective has started a technology company.

Strategy - Founder Collective

We love building stuff. We aren’t investors who sit in an ivory tower analyzing spreadsheets. We’ve lived through the emotional roller coaster of leading startups so we have huge respect and empathy for our founding teams. We think of it as peer-to-peer investing. Right fund for the seed stage Most large venture funds are not structured in a way that is well aligned to founders at the beginning. We dilute alongside our founders over time. Executive Summary - Artist and Art Materials USA 2009 (PDF file) - International Art Materials Association. World Internet Usage Statistics News and World Population Stats. If I Launched a Startup.

DressRush Pitch Deck. Build Complete Financial Statements for Your Startup. Create complete financial projections.

Build Complete Financial Statements for Your Startup

Detailed and powerful way to create financial projections for your startup. Estimate every cost, detail every revenue, and outline your business with this startup financial model template. The Complete Model is a fully-functioning financial model for Excel, Google Docs, and any spreadsheet program to: Create detailed marketing plans and estimate viral user acquisition loopsEstimate pricing plans, price points and estimate revenuesUnderstand the key components of cost of goods sold (COGS) and selling, general and administrative (SG&A) costs behind the businessCreate the full financial statements needed for investors (income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flows)Create funding estimates and outline a complete capitalization table to estimate ownership structure.

The Resource for Entrepreneurs. How to Estimate Ad Revenue When Using an Ad Network? Projecting Online Advertising for Business Plans. As a consultant to tech startups, I’ve seen entrepreneurs planning online ventures confused when it comes to projecting advertising revenue.

Projecting Online Advertising for Business Plans

Having done ad projections with the benefit of live models from which to extract real data, I offer the following guidelines on how you can calculate revenue projections for your business plan. Baseline Criteria: How To Calculate Lifetime Value. Co-Founder Equity Calculator. How to estimate revenues/valuation of an advertising-supported internet website? - OnStartups Beta - Stack Exchange. Employee Equity: How Much? The most common comment in this long and complicated MBA Mondays series on Employee Equity is the question of how much equity should you grant when you make a hire.

Employee Equity: How Much?

I am going to try to address that question in this post. First, a caveat. For your first key hires, three, five, maybe as much as ten, you will probably not be able to use any kind of formula. Getting someone to join your dream before it is much of anything is an art not a science. Alliance of Angels - Presentation Guidelines. Tell Your Story Well A successful pitch is like an engaging movie trailer – it should clearly convey the gist of your business and provoke investors to engage.

Alliance of Angels - Presentation Guidelines

Be interesting, tell a memorable story, and make heavy use of visuals. 10 – 15 slides are all that’s needed. Purpose Declare what your company does in a single sentence. Problem Describe your customer’s burning pain point. Solution Describe your product and explain why it makes the customer’s pain go away. Market Size. How I Raised $350k as a Solo Founder using these 4 Email Templates. Online Business Plan Software for Mac and PC - LivePlan. UpStart Bootcamp : Online Course. AngelList. Angel Investors and Startup Funding. Cutting Up the Founder’s Pie. The Founders’ Pie Calculator By Frank Demmler Several weeks ago, we took a look at the founders’ pie.

Cutting Up the Founder’s Pie

I noted that frequently the founding team divides 100% by the number of founders. I also cautioned that this is the WRONG WAY! I then went on to identify the factors that should be considered when making these decisions. Since then, I have had several people tell me that while what I wrote certainly made sense, it wasn’t very helpful. As a public service, I have “invented” a Founders’ Pie Calculator. Its primary benefits are that it provides a way to quantify the elements of the decision making process, and that it appears to be logical and fair. Let’s revisit the factors that should be considered. Idea. How to Divide Equity to Startup Founders, Advisors, and Employees. Since returning from MIT back in June I’ve been focusing on the growth of the company.

How to Divide Equity to Startup Founders, Advisors, and Employees

It has been pretty much on mind non-stop for months now. Seedhack Founders Collaboration Agreement. Starting a new company requires inspiring early co-founders to join you in your efforts and then quickly establishing an environment of trust where everyone works hard and fairly shares the upside of any success.

Seedhack Founders Collaboration Agreement

To that end, we’re launching the Seedhack Founder’s Collaboration Agreement (download here in .DOC or in .PDF ) which is designed for a newly formed team to agree on what each founder’s shareholding should be as well as how to make sure that each founder puts a continued effort throughout the lifetime of the company in order to keep their equity stake. The hope is that this document will not only help events like Seedhack, where collaboration amongst team members is key, but also any ‘back of a napkin at a cafeteria’ brainstormed startups where people put a lot of sweat equity in even before they think about forming a ‘formal’ company. A big thank you to Tina Baker from Brown Rudnick for drafting the agreement. Supporting Organizations: Usage of the document:

Business Model Generation - Canvas. Using the Business Model Generation Tools There have been some questions posted lately asking for guidance in using the tools associated with the Business Model Generation approach - the Business Model Canvas and the Value Proposition Canvas.

Business Model Generation - Canvas

Though the Business Model Canvas was released under Creative Commons and the Value Proposition Canvas under copyright, the requirements for use of the two tools are really quite similar. Anyone may use the Business Model Canvas and the Value Proposition Canvas for their own work or to support others in understanding, analysing or changing their business models.

This includes people who use the tools within their own companies or in a consulting capacity. The requirement, whether Creative Commons or Copyright, is full identification and credit of the source of the tool - Business Model Canvas is and the Value Proposition Canvas is and Business Model Foundry GmbH.