A Deep Tech VC on Market Timing, Female Leadership & Diversity
Jeff Burkland chats with Lu Zhang about her experience as a founder, how her fund chooses companies, and her quest to bring more diversity to startups.
Improve Your SaaS Gross Margin
A good gross margin for a SaaS startup is 75% or higher. Here are some tips to help you measure and improve your SaaS gross margin.
Four Things Startup Founders Should Do Now to Prepare for a Downturn
Startups that stay focused, stay alert, and make smart changes to navigate the coming months can survive and emerge on top when things rebound.
3 Tools to Extend Your Startup’s Cash Runway
Concerned about how current world events might impact your startup? Here are three tools to help you extend your cash runway.
The 3 C’s of Downturn Planning: Cash, Communication, Contingency
Two Burkland CFOs recently joined a special episode of Startup Success to share candid advice on preparing for a downturn.
What is a Startup CFO’s Role in Fundraising?
A startup CFO’s role in fundraising includes targeting the right VCs, preparing for due diligence, and managing runway between rounds.
Critical Series A Finance Metrics for SaaS Startups
SaaS startups need strong metrics for Series A funding that demonstrate traction, growth, profitability, and efficiency.
Financial Benchmarks for SaaS Startups, a Self-Assessment Tool
Wondering how your SaaS startup compares to others? Find out with our Financial Benchmarks for SaaS Startups table.
How Much Money Should My Startup Raise at Series A?
Raise enough money to cover 18-24 months of runway based on your growth plans after the round while preserving as much equity as possible.
When Should My Startup Raise Series A Funding?
Your startup should raise Series A funding once you’re beyond the MVP stage, have a proven product-market fit, and are ready to accelerate growth.