How to Build & Make a Financial Model for a VC Backed Startup

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A solid startup financial model has many benefits. It can act as the map to help you steer your startup towards success. It allows you to plan for the future and scale your business more efficiently, and is now an expected tool needed when raising money.

Join Paul Bianco, CEO of Graphite and former VC at ffVC, for an interactive workshop on how to make a startup financial model that not only wows investors, but also helps you run your business more effectively.

What you’ll learn

Best Practices

Best practices for building a management team & investor ready (operating) startup financial model

Understanding unit economics and how it relates to runway, dilution & future raises

The fine balance between being overly optimistic and not optimistic enough during fundraising conversations

Using a startup financial model as a tool to help run your business vs a due diligence check-the-box



Paul Bianco, CEO

Paul Bianco is the CEO of Graphite, a leading provider of finance & accounting services for early-stage companies. Prior to Graphite, Paul was an investor at ffVC, an early-stage VC fund in NYC. While at ffVC, Paul helped dozens of his portfolio companies build easy to understand and intuitive financial models. Paul is Certified Public Accountant and has a background in consulting, asset management and technology.

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