Investor Connect Podcast

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

There are two approaches to financial forecasting for startups.

The first is top-down forecasting.

Top down takes a macro perspective by using the overall market sizes and industry estimates for your type of business. 

The top-down approach uses market share. Market share is divided into three segments:

Total Available Market -- anyone you can sell to.

Serviceable market -- your target market.

Beachhead market -- your initial segment to pursue.

Base your financials as a percent of market share.

Look at similar companies in the space to identify the COGS, gross margin, and operating expenses.

Give yourself three years to ramp to profitability.

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