We cover startup finance topics including accounting & bookkeeping for startups, financial models, startup banking, fundraising dilution and more. Learn how to manage your company finances as you scale your business from your first customers to the growth stage. Founders can extend their startup's runway by effectively managing their company's spend, incentivizing key employees with equity instead of high salaries, and getting R&D tax credits to subsidize the cost of product development.
409A valuations are independent appraisals of a startup's common stock. Startups should use an independent, outside valuation firm to get a 409A valuation before offering stock options to employees to avoid fines and legal issues with the IRS.
By Greg Miaskiewicz • 9 min read
An employer identification number or EIN is essential to doing business and you will need to get an EIN for your startup before opening a bank account, paying taxes or hiring employees.
By Nancy Thanki • 7 min read