Category: SaaS

Angel Investments 101: When Should You Raise Angel Investments?

We’ve compiled some tips and considerations to help first time Tech Founders prepare and understand the right time to seek angel investments.   Definition: For the purpose of this article An Angel Investor is a high-net-worth individual who provides financial backing for small start-ups typically in exchange for equity in the company. In other words […]
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Techopia Live: How Startups Can Attract Angel Investments featuring Susan Richards

Our Managing Partner was a featured expert guest on the latest episode of Techopia Live: How Startups Can Attract Angel Investments. This episode is hosted by Peter Kovessy from the Ottawa Business Journal and also features Nolan Beanlands, Executive Director at the Capital Angel Network. This in-depth discussion provides a recap of investment trends in […]
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SaaS Metrics 101: Understanding Basic SaaS Metrics

In this ninth issue of Inspired Design Decisions, Andy Clarke will explain how studying the work of Max Huber, one of the less well known but most distinguished Swiss designers — will teach you how to turn mundane subjects into exciting visual communication.
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3 Tips for Calculating SaaS Metrics

When it comes to measuring the financial performance of your SaaS startup you need to learn how to calculate SaaS Metrics. SaaS Metrics generally do a more effective job at measuring your business performance than traditional financial statements given the unique nature of the business model itself.  Why is this? SaaS businesses face significant losses in the […]
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SaaS Startups: 3 Tips for Creating Financial Plans

Q&A with our Co-Founder Susan Richards, FCPA, FCMA Q: Susan, what are 3 tips you would give to SaaS startup businesses when it comes to creating a strong financial plan? A: If you are running your SaaS business without a financial plan you are not alone.  In my experience business owners are often without this […]
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SaaS Businesses: 3 Common Finance Mistakes

This week in our Q&A series with our Co-Founder Susan Richards, FCPA, FCMA we decided to tap into her expertise with SaaS businesses. Q: What the 3 common finance mistakes you see with SaaS businesses? A: The SaaS business model is very distinctive and very hot right now.  But it is a ruthless business model.  I […]
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SaaS Quick Ratio Unpacked

SaaS entrepreneurs are at an increased risk of being overly distracted by vanity metrics. Early stage investors want to see top line “hockey stick charts” and a host of metrics that may really only be loosely correlated to sound financial performance. As a result, early stage SaaS entrepreneurs are often forced into distraction in order […]
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Is your SaaS company taxed out south of the border?

Have you launched a SaaS business and are wondering if you are properly accounting for sales tax and income tax? As a Virtual CFO in Ottawa, Canada I am encountering more and more SaaS businesses that are winging it when it comes to doing business outside of Ontario. For those that think these areas are […]
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