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June 13, 2019

How do you Determine Proper Compensation for Startup CEOs and Early Employees?
Volume 109

June 6, 2019

Why Variance Reporting is Crucial for a Great Board Deck
Volume 108

May 30, 2019

How SaaS Companies Can Best Leverage a Product-led Growth Strategy
Volume 107

May 23, 2019

Managing Your Startup Board
Volume 106

May 16, 2019

What Talent Wants
Volume 105

May 9, 2019

3 Key Takeaways from our Series A Webinar
Volume 104

May 2, 2019

The Power of Wandering: Lessons from the 2018 Amazon Letter to Shareholders
Volume 103

April 25, 2019

Visible Webinars: How to Raise Your Series A
Volume 102

April 18, 2019

Tips from YC: Using Asks, Metrics, and a Recap to Power Your Investor Updates
Volume 101

April 11, 2019

The 100th Edition of the Founders Forward: We’re Here For You.
Volume 100

April 4, 2019

The Pro Rata Conversation Can Be Tough (But It Doesn’t Have to Be)
Volume 99

March 28, 2019

In Do Better Work, Clarity and Empathy are the Keys to Results
Volume 98

March 21, 2019

What’s the Split? How to Fairly Split Equity with Founders and Early Team Members.
Volume 97

March 14, 2019

Navigating Your Series A Term Sheet
Volume 96

March 7, 2019

4 Key Slides That Can Make or Break Your Pitch Deck
Volume 95

February 28, 2019

Startup Leaders Should Have Mentors. Here’s How to Find One.
Volume 94

February 21, 2019

4 Items to Include in your Next Investor Update (If You Want to Drive Engagement)
Volume 93

February 14, 2019

Total Addressable Market: Lessons from Uber’s Initial Estimates
Volume 92

February 7, 2019

An Investor is Ready to Fund Your Company. Now What?
Volume 91

January 31, 2019

Customer Retention Cohort Analysis Template for SaaS Companies
Volume 90

January 24, 2019

11 VC Thought Leaders We Keep Coming Back To
Volume 89

January 17, 2019

Why a Formal Interview Process in Vital to Your Startup’s Success
Volume 88

January 10, 2019

Ready to Make the Jump from Seed to Series A? Think About These 3 Things.
Volume 87

January 3, 2019

Themes, Not Goals – What Most Startup Leaders Get Wrong About Annual Planning
Volume 86

December 27, 2018

Our Top Posts of 2018
Volume 85

December 20, 2018

Wrap the Year Up Right
Volume 84

December 13, 2018

The Founder Sentiment Index
Volume 83

December 6, 2018

Get Funded: The Fundraise Tracking Tool
Volume 82

November 29, 2018

Has Startup Capital Really Become Harder to Get?
Volume 81

November 22, 2018

The Top Founder Forward Articles Shared in 2018
Volume 80

November 15, 2018

5 Questions to Answer Before Your First Meeting With an Investor
Volume 79

November 8, 2018

The Friday Note Challenge
Volume 78

November 1, 2018

Series A Funding — What Investors Are Saying in 2018
Volume 77

October 25, 2018

The Investor Due Diligence Checklist: How to Treat New VCs Like Business Partners
Volume 76

October 18, 2018

5 Key Takeaways from 3Q Venture Capital Investing Reports
Volume 75

October 11, 2018

How We Used Product Qualified Leads to Get Started with Product-Led Growth
Volume 74

October 4, 2018

Ready to Embrace Transparency? Keep These 3 Things in Mind
Volume 73

September 27, 2018

A Flipped Approach to Fundraising
Volume 72

September 20, 2018

The 2018 Expansion SaaS Benchmarks Report
Volume 71

September 13, 2018

What We've Learned From Investors About Running a Board Meeting
Volume 70

September 6, 2018

Onboarding New Investors? Think About These 3 Things.
Volume 69

August 30, 2018

You Should be Asking Your Investors for Help. Here's How.
Volume 68

August 23, 2018

An Open-Sourced Financial Model for Startups
Volume 67

August 16, 2018

3 Ways to Simplify Your Fundraising Funnel
Volume 66

August 9, 2018

The Data Potential Investors Want to See
Volume 65

August 2, 2018

Why You're Doing SDR Onboarding Wrong
Volume 64

July 26, 2018

Moving Investors Through Your Fundraising Funnel
Volume 63

July 19, 2018

Finding Your Ideal Investor Persona
Volume 62

July 12, 2018

The Salesforce Secret to Company Alignment
Volume 61

June 28, 2018

Do your investors need to match your values?
Volume 60

June 21, 2018

Sharing Your Startup's Rosetta Stone
Volume 59

June 14, 2018

The Race to $1 Trillion Market Cap
Volume 58

June 7, 2018

A Step Back in Time to the First Starbucks Shareholder Letter
Volume 57

May 31, 2018

16 Years Later: A Look Back at the Netflix IPO
Volume 56

May 24, 2018

Using Management Reports to Stay Focused
Volume 55

May 17, 2018

Dial in your financial projections
Volume 54

May 10, 2018

Top Down or Bottoms Up Projections?
Volume 53

May 3, 2018

The 2018 SaaS Benchmark Survey is Here
Volume 52

April 26, 2018

Debt vs Equity Financing
Volume 51

April 19, 2018

Create a story by connecting the dots
Volume 50

April 12, 2018

Make the Most of Your Historical Data
Volume 49

April 5, 2018

What metrics do potential investors want to see?
Volume 48

March 29, 2018

How is your first quarter of 2018 comparing to Q1 2017?
Volume 47

March 22, 2018

How to Get Funded in 15 Days
Volume 46

March 15, 2018

Making it Through the Trough of Sorrow
Volume 45

March 8, 2018

Our 6 Favorite Blogs for Growing Your Company
Volume 44

March 1, 2018

Cut Your Team Some Slack
Volume 43

February 22, 2018

How to Tell Your Story like Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett
Volume 42

February 15, 2018

Promoting Collaboration to Align Sales & Marketing
Volume 41

February 8, 2018

Use Storytelling to Increase Your Price
Volume 40

February 1, 2018

The Visible Integration for HubSpot
volume 39

January 25, 2018

Make the Most of Your Next Company All-Hands
Volume 38

January 18, 2018

What Does Jason Calacanis Look for in an Investor Update
Volume 37

January 11, 2018

Building Relationships with Every Customer
Volume 36

January 4, 2018

Connecting Dots to Tell Your Story
Volume 35

December 21, 2017

A Data Follow Up Our New Onboarding
Volume 34

December 14, 2017

Separating Business and Industry Success
Volume 33

December 7, 2017

Product Qualify Your Leads
Volume 32

November 30, 2017

November Wrap Up
Volume 31

November 22, 2017

The Recurring Onboarding Struggle
Volume 30

November 16, 2017

Minimum Viable Investor Update
Volume 29

November 9, 2017

A template for fundraising 52 weeks a year
Volume 28

November 2, 2017

Automate October reporting using Update templates
Volume 27

October 26, 2017

Are you monitoring your sales and marketing alignment?
Volume 26

October 19, 2017

A 5 Minute Weekly Sales Update
Volume 25

October 12, 2017

An Investor Update Template for Busy Founders
Volume 24

October 5, 2017

You have a 0.1% chance of reaching $100M in 5 years
Volume 23

September 28, 2017

A Template to Prepare for your Board Meeting
Volume 22

September 21, 2017

How to Get the Most of Your Q3 Board Meeting
Volume 21

September 14, 2017

From Deck to Post Check - Onboarding New Investors
Volume 20

September 7, 2017

5 Google Sheet Templates to Jumpstart Q3 Reporting
Volume 19

August 31, 2017

August Roundup
Volume 18

August 24, 2017

An Open Sourced Financial Model for your SaaS Company
Volume 17

August 17, 2017

When should you send your Investor Update?
Volume 16

August 10, 2017

What is Your Investor NPS?
Volume 15

August 3, 2017

A report a day keeps your managers at bay
Volume 14

July 27, 2017

Investing in Investor Updates
Volume 13

July 19, 2017

4 ways to get to $100 million in ARR
Volume 12

July 6, 2017

June Roundup
Volume 11

June 28, 2017

Developing a Stakeholder Cadence
Volume 10

June 21, 2017

Growth vs. Profitability
Volume 9

June 14, 2017

Signals from NPS
Volume 8

June 8, 2017

Consolidated Xero Reporting
Volume 7

June 1, 2017

What is Your Ultimate Report?
Volume 6

May 25, 2017

Column + Line
Volume 5

May 18, 2017

Telling Your Growth Story
Volume 4

May 11, 2017

A+B = Introducing Formulas on Visible
Volume 3

May 5, 2017

Transform Your Data
Volume 2

April 27, 2017

Modeling Your TAM
Volume 1