LEARN EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STARTUP FINANCE
HOW TO BUILD A DETAILED BOTTOM-UP FINANCIAL MODEL
Garbage in. Garbage out. I’ll teach you how to build a financial model based on real data.
You will learn how to find revenue and expense assumptions that show you know your stuff. A research-based financial model gives you visibility into your company’s health and allows you to sleep at night.
I’ll drink to that!
HOW TO FIND THE METRICS THAT MATTER MOST
MAU? ARPU? CPC?
How do you know the best metrics to track?
Each business is different. I’ll teach you how to find the best metrics for your business model. When you know what to measure, you gain insight into how your company is performing.
The right data empowers you to ask the age old question: Shall I stay or shall I pivot?
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT CAPITAL SOURCE
Equity? Debt? Pre-sales?
You want to know the best source of capital for your company. Not all companies are VC fundable. Do you know your alternative?
I’ll teach you how to find the right source of capital and the right contacts to raise capital fast.
Wasting time knocking on the wrong doors is for suckers.
HOW TO PITCH INVESTORS LIKE A PRO
Do you come here often?
Courting investors is similar to dating. You want to find your soul mate without looking desperate.
In the age of spray and pray, developing a targeted approach wins. I’ll teach you the key elements to an outstanding pitch.
No more giving your number out to someone who doesn’t call. You’re too good for that.
DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT. ASK AN ENTREPRENEUR.
ENTREPRENEURS HAVE UTILIZED LEAN FINANCE FOR STARTUPS
I’ve previously spent more than a thousand bucks on business financial consultations which didn’t even explain 10% of what this course covers in less than two hours. Truth is no accountant or consultant really gets startup’s specifics and roadmaps. Lili Balfour does know it all because she’s been there and explains it the way even I, programmer, understood right away. You get to know real life metrics and milestones that your company must achieve to survive and prosper. Thank you, Lili, I’m definitely looking forward to your next courses.
Lili does a good job of introducing us to financial statements, business metrics, the key aspects of pitching to investors and of crowdfunding, etc. Particularly useful is the downloadable financial spreadsheet containing the common statements an entrepreneur needs to understand the key drivers for their business growth. The instructor also responds very promptly to student questions. A willingness to plug in your own numbers into the spreadsheet, change them, and then see how they affect the rest of the statements would make for optimal learning.
This course was very beneficial in understanding the different ways for raising capital and the steps involved. The real world, practical advice was very helpful. I would definitely recommend it!
WHO IS LEAN FINANCE FOR STARTUPS FOR?TL;DR companies that care about winning
Whether you’re selling software from the cloud or monthly shipments of organic cotton baby diapers shipped directly to the customers, recurring revenue has unique implications.
This course teaches you how to master subscription data.
Retail/Brick and Mortar
Retail is not dead. It is, however, evolving. Entrepreneurs no longer need to lock themselves into an expensive, five year commitment.
This course teaches you how to rollout the right amount of space for your venture.
Ad or Sponsor Based
From banner ads to native advertising, selling space is lucrative if you balance it with the right content. Getting the right ads and sponsors is critical to a company’s success.
This course teaches you how to balance compelling ads with riveting content.
Selling products and services online is a great way to avoid holding inventory, but your digital inventory still needs maintenance.
This course teaches you how to manage your digital inventory in order to maximize profit.
STARTUP FINANCE 101 FOR LESS THAN THE PRICE OF ONE HOUR WITH AN OUTSOURCED CFO
- Lean Finance for Startups is a comprehensive course that covers everything from monetization, financial modeling, valuations, and pitching investors.
- Includes lifetime access to Lean Finance for Startups.
- The workshop includes: downloadable financial model and cap table, a list of investors, one-on-one feedback on your financials, investor contact list, and pitch deck.
- Each student receives phone and email support.
- By the end of this course, you will have a solid financial plan for your company, including: a financial model with meaningful metrics, a funding strategy specific to your company, a list of capital sources, and a plan of action.
- Want one-on-one, customized help? Join 30 Days of Mentoring!
Lili has advised over 100 companies, who have gone on to raise over $200 million from investors around the world. She is the author of Master the Finance Game, a Wall Street Journal Guest Mentor, a contributor at Fox Business News and Entrepreneur Magazine, a blogger for The Huffington Post, a guest contributor for HuffPost Live, and a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley.
Lili is a native of Silicon Valley and has spent the past 20 years in investment management and investment banking.