Dear SaasCo: Financial Performance Part 1 – Revenue and Cash

Dear SaasCo: Financial Performance Part 1 – Revenue and Cash

Dear SaasCo At its most basic level measuring financial performance is the review of revenue, gross profit and income/loss before tax. For many start-ups busy with growing teams, building product, dealing with customers and planning for the future the analysis of...
Investor insights: Sharing control with investors #5

Investor insights: Sharing control with investors #5

How it works in practice In this short series we’ve looked at various aspects of investor controls in venture funded companies – what they are, why they’re needed, who gets to have them, and how they’re shared between investors. We’re going to close off this topic,...
Investor insights: Sharing control with investors #4

Investor insights: Sharing control with investors #4

Moving up and making room So far in this short series, we’ve examined simple scenarios, those where there’s a founder group and a single investor. As time goes by, SaaSco scales and attracts new investors. How do the founders and investors negotiate a position that...
Investor insights: Sharing control with investors #3

Investor insights: Sharing control with investors #3

Don’t ask, don’t get Here we are again on the fascinating subject of investor consents. We’ve previously scheduled out why investors want them, what they are, and now let’s take a look at when they get deployed in practice. As with a lot of venture investing rules,...