Wed, 16 September 2020
In this episode, Hall welcomes back Shawn Flynn, Head of Incubation and Managing Director of Business Development at TechCode Accelerator - U.S. Shawn is also the host of The Silicon Valley Podcast.
Located in Sunnyvale, California, TechCode Accelerator - U.S. is a global innovation service operator focusing on helping technology startups scale up, and integrating global innovation resources.
Shawn spent over 4 years living and conducting business in Beijing, China. After successfully founding and growing a profitable education company, he has since moved back to San Francisco to invest his experience, connections, and resources back into the startup ecosystem. He regularly works with incubators, accelerators, angel groups, VCs, local governments, and institutions to promote economic growth. Shawn has helped several companies through his work with TechCode Accelerator and has set up operations in Silicon Valley. He has also set up offices, partnerships, and funding relationships overseas. Shawn is the founder of Silicon Valley Successes a television show that features entrepreneurs and the people that work with them and is the host of The Silicon Valley Podcast where he has interviewed some of the biggest names in tech. He is passionate about building a bridge that connects Silicon Valley and the rest of the world. Shawn lives in San Francisco and practices Brazilian Jujitsu, Salsa Dancing, and has a passion for learning about languages and cultures.
Shawn updates Hall on what he’s been doing since they last spoke. He shares his thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare and EdTech, what the future of manufacturing looks like, new opportunities for entrepreneurs, and the multiple facets of the growing cannabis market.
You can visit TechCode Accelerator - U.S. at https://us.techcode.com/.
Check out The Silicon Valley Podcast at www.theinvestorspodcast.com/silicon-valley/.
Direct download: Shawn_Flynn_of_TechCode_Accelerator__The_Silicon_Valley_Podcast_Follow_Up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:41am CDT
Wed, 16 September 2020
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.
Your financial statements will generate a wealth of metrics on your business.
Investors want to know these metrics - also called KPIs - which stands for Key Performance Indicators.
You can use the metrics to also manage the business and identify new opportunities for growing your sales and reducing costs.
Metrics also help you focus your efforts on the important things.
Key metrics for the overall health of the business include sales growth, gross margin, and profitability.
For cash flow, you’ll find burn rate, runway, and fundraise requirements will be useful.
For recurring revenue, businesses measure cost of customer acquisition and track lifetime value of a customer, as well as churn rate.
Direct download: EG_July_2020_Startup_Funding_Espresso_--_Key_metrics_to_capture.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:31am CDT