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SpreadSheet Stress! Pre-Money Valuation/Forecasting

Curious if anyone has some helpful clean clear cut spread sheet examples. There are soooooo many online, but I'd love to see some that people have successfully used when pitching.

Thank you!

BethanyLondyn

http://www.ShopAddiKt.com

http://about.me/bethanylondyn

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Frank Devin
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I recommend reading Rob Ryan on the topic of forecasting and valuation. A better place to start than with spreadsheets.
Hamish Cook
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Hamish Cook Entrepreneur
Software Consultant (Product Management) at Pivotal Labs
Frank - do you have a link?
Aleksandra Czajka
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Aleksandra Czajka Entrepreneur
Freelance Senior Software Engineer, Developer, Web Developer, Programmer - Full Stack
I'd also love a spreadsheet if anyone made/has one! That would be really useful!
Dennis Rivera
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Dennis Rivera Entrepreneur
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HiBethany - can you explain in a little more detail what you are trying to do. If you are just trying to determine pre-money, I feel that should be based on combination of your market projections and current investment trends in your industry and state of company. NVCA is good place to start for the latter. Feel free to DM to talk further.
Bethany Londyn
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Bethany Londyn Entrepreneur
Catalyst Coach, Real Estate Agent, & Author

I have ideas of numbers, just need a good spread sheet to place them in :)

Rachel Schostak
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Rachel Schostak Entrepreneur
STYLESHACK LLC
foundersuite.com is useful
Mike Preuss
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Mike Preuss Entrepreneur • Advisor
Growing Visible & helping other early stage co's
Not sure if this is whatexactlyyou are looking for but you can download this template.


It has the different cap table examples for rounds of financings, waterfallanalysis, etc.
Mike Preuss
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Mike Preuss Entrepreneur • Advisor
Growing Visible & helping other early stage co's
Sorry for another email but it isn't linking properly. Find it here
Rob Gropper
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Rob Gropper Entrepreneur
Director at PetHero, SPC - Member at Eastside Incubator - Principal at Tuxedo Technologies Group
Bethany, still not clear on what you are asking for.

If you are after cap table/valuation/dilution 'forecasting' and 'what if" analysis then this one is good and simple: http://www.asoftwarestartupguy.com/2012/12/cap-table-calculator.html

Steve Blank has lots of good resources on his site http://steveblank.com

If you are looking to forecast operating numbers (something akin to income statement and balance sheet) that's custom to your business. My recommendation there is to use a 'bottom up' forecast, i.e. "each unit of product/service generates x revenue and the related fixed and variable costs at various dates in the future are Y". Much more tangible and believable that top down, i.e. "the market is $100 bizillion so if we just get 1%...." I would be happy to share ours, but it's so custom that it likely be more trouble for you than it's worth.

Devin Fee
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Devin Fee Entrepreneur
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Hey Mike, that link didn't work, either. Did you take the file down?
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