Growing your business while shrinking your costs. How do you do that? This post explores how technical and commercial innovation help startups increase their margin and ultimately..Read More
The previous post explained how late-stage VC’s and PE firms are increasingly working together with the CFO’s of their portfolio companies to drive value creation through financial and operational streamlining of their business. I explained in more detail how Amazon Web Services (AWS) enables CFO’s to use IT as a tool for financial streamlining by avoiding and reducing costs, moving assets off balance sheet and increasing Return on Assets and capital efficiencyRead More
It is well known that Cloud enables startups to launch with lower costs, get to market faster, and scale up more easily. In India, companies that have benefitted from Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Cloud include Inkfruit, PepperfryVserv, Redbus, Druva, eReasoning, and many more.Read More
The thinking, analysis, and work that goes on behind the scenes before you can articulate your business in a simple yet comprehensive way is far from easy. In addition, it progresses and changes as you go through your lifecycle as a startup, and as you go through the funding process.
Let’s say you read the previous post on raising an Angel round, successfully raised $250K, and used the funds to test your startup’s key hypothesis, build your product, and acquired some customers through your customer development efforts. Now, your money is running out and it is time for the next round of funding: the Seed round. This is the round that should help you really validate your business model in more detail, and help you get to scale.Read More