Finance Resources for Internet Businesses - Blogs

  • The Shitake Hits the Fan | Redfin Corporate Blog
     The value of a great lead investor can make a huge difference as you build your business. Learn how Glenn found a the help he needed.
  • A VC: Continuous Feedback
     Suggestion on how to improve Board meetings. Ask what 3 things are we doing well and what 3 things could we be doing better.
  • A VC: How Much Money To Raise
    My favorite saying is take as much money as you can at whatever price. It is an extreme, but you always need more money than you think. What matters most is who the money is from. Fred recommends …
  • Ron Conway Explained // ben's blog
    When looking for a great angel investor, one question to ask is what is their network. Ron Conway brings an enormous network to bear when he invests in your business. This will effect your exit …
  • Term Sheet Negotiation Tells | Permanent Record
     Termsheet negotiation is a good indication of what is to come with an investor or entrepreneur.
  • Creating Series Seed Documents
    While you will surely need legal help to get your series seed financing under way, this helpful site provides examples of how to move traditional financing terms into series seed documents. The …
  • Making A Cap Table
    It is essential to understand cap tables, even if your lawyers do most of the work. Here's something you can't afford to miss: a spread sheet that helps you create the cap table, along with a …
  • Elevator Pitch
    Getting your story down to one sentence is an art, and everyone has their own way to do it. Here's an engaging video and technique developed by funder Adea Ressi, using the old favorite game, …
  • Streamline Your Product Pitch
    As always, Guy Kawasaki gets straight to the point: your investment pitch should have 10 slides, last 20 minutes and be in 30 point font. But it's good to read the article by Guy to …
  • Assets and Liabilities
    In Fred's continuing series on accounting, a sort of mini-MBA course, he uses this article to point you to the Balance Sheet, which is basically a report on your assets and liabilities, and …
  • Do You Accept Online Payments?
    If you still need convincing that you should accept on-line payments, this is a great article to read. Whether you are running a business or are a self-employed consultant, there are not only …
  • Basics of Accounting Part 1
    If you have avoided understanding accounting, and don't want to take a two week course at the local JC, perhaps you can start with this series of four articles. In this first article, Fred covers …
  • Truth is Sometimes In the Middle
    This is an article to read before your answer your first phone  call from a VC. The end of the article warms us: "Is there a lesson here for other entrepreneurs? It may be that no …
  • Internet Startups and Venture Capital
    Here's a thought provoking article: is it time for Internet Startups to just go it on their own, and not engage with Venture Capitalists? The author makes an interesting argument that …
  • Revenue Models for Internet Businesses
    Check out the materials from this interesting conference for entrepreneurs, with a specific focus on business models for the Internet. And while you are at it, don't forget to download the
  • Assessing Risk
    intro could highlight the 4 types of risk spartina thinks you should focus on eliminating As a business entrepreneur, you might want to know how your investors are thinking about risk. Jay Turo …
  • The Phenome Project
    How can you tell if your business is really on target? Created in June of 2008, the Venture Phenome Project, was designed to be an open source methodology for identifying which key business and …
  • Practical Approach for Developing Annual Letter to Shareholders
     Good template for what to include in an annual shareholder letter.
  • Generating Revenue
    Revenue is clearly the name of the game for internet startups. It's like air: you need it to survive. So before you start gasping, take time to read this puncy article about generating that …
  • Acquisition Blues
    What could be more disheartening than "almost" being acquired, and then having the process breakdown? Backblaze went through the process, all the way through due diligence, …