Intro to Financial Modeling
Financial Model Assumptions
- Tweetstorm: Fixable Mistakes in Financial Models
Leo provides tips based on the models he's seen across seed and Series A companies, covering topics such as breaking out assumptions, jumpiness, having clear hypotheses, budgeting tips, and more. The replies also capture a number of great tips based on experience.
- The Power and Honesty in a L4M Model. Build One Now.
Jason explains how many financial models are too rosy, and that a model that is constantly updated based on the trailing last four months can be highly accurate and predictive.
Financial Model Templates
- Introducing the Lightspeed SaaS Operating Model
Natalie provides a template with a step-by-step guide. The model includes components for AE Rep Productivity, Inside Sales Productivity, ACV, Accounts, ARR, Sales Expense, SaaS Metrics, and a Summary P&L.