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Looking to raise #funds? How are your #books looking?

Looking to raise #funds? How are your #books looking?

Incomplete books can delay and even block a deal. An early stage investor will forgive a startup for having incomplete books. However by the time a firm is ready for Series A, the expectation is that the firm has ‘grown up’ and got its bookkeeping and compliance sorted. Prepare for an investor An investor’s decision to invest in a startup is often time sensitive. That means the investor has an expectation the deal will be executed within a finite time frame. Unless the startup has in place an accounting application and bookkeeper, it can be difficult to run out accurate financial statements at short notice. In such instances, arriving at a firm’s true financial position can take months. By the second year of operation, a startup should anticipate an investor coming on board and bring the company’s compliance and books up to scratch. Bring the books up to scratch Futurebook...

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