Tag: VC

Startup Forecasting - How to easily build your startup financial proforma

Startup Forecasting (the easy way)

Happy New Year and welcome back to my Startup Tip of the Day. I remember being 20 years old, sitting in front of a blank Excel spreadsheet without a clue in the world as to how I was going to build an accurate forecast for my first startup. Without proven revenues or associated costs, the …

Top 5 FAQs from 2019 Entrepreneurs

Looking back on 2019, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with and advising many different entrepreneurs. I’ve compiled my list of the top 5 most frequently asked questions asked by founders:  1. Do you think this is a “good” business idea?  What’s interesting, is that the most frequently asked question of “Do you think this …

Ben Horowitz, John Zimmer, A16Z, Reagan Pollack, Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley

Culture Through Action

What exactly is corporate culture? Can we see it? Does it emanate from a business plan, an un-written code of ethics, or a placard on the wall? Last night we got to sit in on a fireside chat with Ben Horowitz (VC, Andreessen Horowitz​) and John Zimmer (Co-founder, Lyft) to discuss culture, and moreover, the …

How Much Is your Stock Worth - Startup Tip of the Day - Reagan Pollack

How Much Is Your Stock Really Worth?

Startup Tip of the Day   One of the most confusing areas for first time founders is managing the capitalization table, often referred to as the “cap table”.   The cap table outlines all equity owners, the percentage of ownership of stock, debt or convertible debt (debt that turns into equity at a given date …

Learn how to raise venture capital - entrepreneur's edge - reagan pollack

Learn how to Raise Venture Capital – Get the Entrepreneurial Edge™

AD: Become a Startup Financial Wiz in no time with the Entrepreneurial Edge™ Video Series True Story – when I was 20, I was lucky enough to meet a mentor while attending Business School who really helped guide me with the technical aspects of raising investor capital for my first startup. Angelo Santinelli was already …

How to Scale your Startup - Reagan Pollack

The Scaling Startup

Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day 🚀 For the majority of new founders I speak with and/or advise, the thought of actually launching a new company is the big ‘thing’ – the culmination of countless hours of work that ends in the launch of a new product, service or experience. But after 4 startups, I …