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New Feature: Portfolio Metric Formulas

Months of Runway? Profit Margin? Growth Rates? Revenue Multiples? Bessemer Efficiency Index? Rule of 40? Cash Burn? These are all metrics investors care about through various stages of a startups lifecycle. The common thread of the aforementioned metrics is they can be calculated through a couple core…

What this Founder Learned From Going Through Y Combinator 3 Times

On episode 6 of the Founders Forward Podcast we welcome Yin Wu, CEO and Founder of Pulley. Pulley is a cap table platform for hyper-growth startups. Pulley is the third…

New Feature: Portfolio Metric Formulas

Months of Runway? Profit Margin? Growth Rates? Revenue Multiples? Bessemer Efficiency Index? Rule of 40? Cash Burn? These are all metrics investors care about through various stages of a startups lifecycle. The common thread…

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Best Practices for Portfolio Management

Getting regular, high quality, and actionable data from portfolio companies is important. It allows you to make better decisions, support your portfolio, share insights with portfolio company founders, report to…

From Deck to Check: Using Visible for Investor Updates & Fundraising

Sign up Here >>> Visible is on a mission to give all startups a better chance to succeed. We’ve recently built an entirely new product, Fundraising, to help startups organize…

Webinar Recording: 10 Finance Tips to Help With Your Next Fundraise

Having your company’s financials in order are a must for a successful fundraise. Being able to share the story of your financials is a skill that all startup founders should…

“Our Coffee & Our People”: The Starbucks 1992 Investor Letter

Howard Schultz recently announced that he will be stepping down as executive chairman of Starbucks; exactly 26 years after their initial public offering. In 26 years as a public company,…

Netflix IPO: A Lesson in Investor Relations from Reed Hastings

Just a few days away from the 16th anniversary of the Netflix IPO we decided to take a look at the initial investor letter and market sentiment from May 2002.…

Variance Reporting

Use Variance Reports to Determine How You’re Tracking to Your Projections How are we doing? Are things going to plan? Are we overspending? Underspending? Where should we double-down? Cutback? These are…

Storytelling Lessons from Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos

A psychology professor and director of Resilience Research at the Appalachian Center, Dr. Sherry Hamby says that sharing stories of personal struggles can make you more resilient and other people…

Startup Insurance – [Infographic]

Insurance is one of those important checklist items that every company needs. Every founder has questions about something that is not a core competency of pretty many businesses. It can also be a nuisance to understand and distract from critical day to day operations that are so vital in the early days of a startup. Insurance is crucial when you need it but usually an afterthought early on. I remember the pain first hand the first time an insurance question was brought up at Visible when…

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