- Some Thoughts On Burn Rates
Fred creates an interesting rule of thumb to calculate how much to burn: 1. Calculate how much your company valuation will go up by in the next year (which will be mostly driven by revenue growth) 2. Divide that number by 5
- From $0 to $1M: Early Stage Burn Rates
Dale provides data aggregated from the portfolio at Scale Venture Partners, across two categories: • Operating Margin % by percentile, at $0-$1m in revenue • Operating Margin % by revenue bucket, from $0m to $50m
- 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.
- 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.