2/26 Guest investor is Steven Finn. Moderated by Steve Bowman.
“Do the Numbers Work?” is a new addition to the Startup Money series. that dives deep into the economics and money issues unique to the venture startup. Before they ever write a check for your startup, investors must be convinced “the numbers work.”
1) How to prepare for investor questions about the economics of your business. What numbers are they likely to probe, and what type of analysis leads to the right numbers.
2) What numbers you should pay most attention to, what metrics are most important to guide your decisions as you build a sustainable, scalable business.
“Do the Numbers Work?” follows a format similar to Open Coaching. It’s a shared dialogue about a real business. We hold a “scrub” of two companies that are actively seeking investment. Each company’s CEO pitches, and then is grilled by a guest investor. There will be time for audience questions and discussion.
WHO IS STEVEN FINN
Steven Finn, our guest investor for 2/26, is a Wharton MBA, former entrepreneur with a highly successful exit, and now an active investor. Steven gets all worked up when talking about the numbers. Been there, done that.
This Open Scrub is free because it’s sponsored by the Philadelphia office of the global law firm DLA Piper, “the best law firm you’ve never heard of.”