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As investors and advisers, we have built hundreds and reviewed thousands of financial models, and have formed views/developed best practices in the process.
Simply fill out the form below to download our free model template!
Or book office hours with our Director of Strategic Finance HERE to get feedback on your current model.
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- Ask questions about your current financial model
- Discuss building your first model
- Sanity check your business strategy
- Compare modeling methodologies
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WE’VE WRITTEN EXTENSIVELY ON THE TOPIC:
- Breaking Down the Importance of Early-Stage Revenue Projections
- Data-Driven Approach to Investing in Salespeople
- 18 Ways to Make Your Financial Model Stand Out to Investors
*Note that as Graphite is a new entity, these were originally authored and attributed to ff Venture Capital, from which we were formed.
NOW WE’RE PUTTING OUT A SIMPLE TEMPLATE FOR THE WORLD TO USE
- It’s a three-statement model, meaning it has an Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flow. Any model that doesn’t have all three will not project cash burn accurately.
- It tells you what you need to know. The model cleanly spits out relevant, digestible, summary information in a board-ready format.
- It bridges the gap between real-life and projections. It takes into account things like “real” Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.
- It lets you know when you’ve made a mistake. The model has a series of tests that will let you know if something is broken on each page, so you’ll know when you need to press Control-Z.
- Just remember, this is a template, or a shell. There is no one size fits all solution. Every business is different, and you will need to customize this for your business. This is of course something we have extensive experience with and can assist with.
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