Posts tagged finance

Keeping It Simple: Unit Economics

Back in November, I wrote about financial modeling and wanted to pick up the topic again. I think this is very important for lean startups.  A financial model focuses your brain on key goals and assumptions. It’s great to obsess over product-market fit, but you also need to take the time to make sure your… Continue reading

Freemium Business Model Template

Update: you can still download the model if you want and see if there are any pieces you can use, but I am working on a new version that is a little more cash-oriented. Right now, it isn’t explicitly modeling out annual subscriptions but rather averaging a monthly revenue level, and I think that should… Continue reading

Swan Song for IT?

Randall Stross over at the NYTimes recently wrote about Thomas Siebel’s contention that Information Technology’s “glory days are past — long past, having ended in 2000.”  According to Siebel, from 1980 to 2000, “All you had to do was show up and not goof it up… All ships were rising.” That is, of course, an… Continue reading