If you value your time as a startup founder, buying Taylor’s model is a no brainer. It lays a solid foundation upon which you can set your assumptions and make your own customisations - don’t reinvent the wheel! Having input from an expert like Taylor is also an indispensable resource.
Philip Kallberg, Cofounder EatAbout
Taylor’s financial models and consultative support were life savers for me as I put together our investor deck and materials. The template we used was very comprehensive and saved us weeks of work if we had tried to create this ourselves. In addition, Taylor gave us great feedback in terms of our approach which helped us refine our presentation and pitch and continues to be my “go-to” financial modeling expert.
Heather Holst-Knudsen, CEO & Founder, Hatchpad.co and KidBacker
… the best set of resources I’ve seen on financial modeling: “Best Practices and Resources for Financial Modeling” by Taylor Davidson. He goes pretty deep on some topics; most founders will need and get the most out of just the basic plans.
David Lee, Refactor Capital
Foresight’s Venture Model was extremely helpful for us as we mapped out our capital allocation strategy for both existing and forecasted funds. The model is more robust than anything we could have built in-house in such a short time period. It provides all the information we want, from a portfolio dashboard to operating forecasts and financial statements for our funds & management company alike. Taylor’s published guidelines make it very easy to navigate the model, and in case that wasn’t enough, his customer support has been exceptional — he is prompt, thoughtful, and generously thoughtful with his responses to our questions. We look forward to continuing to use his products and services.
Geri Kirilova, Laconia Capital
The Foresight Financial Model is very comprehensive and covers all the main drivers for a variety of business models. What I found really helpful too were the help guides and tips that Taylor included in the beginning of the model to help you reason through coming up with your assumptions and thinking about your business as a whole and what VCs look for. Finally, Taylor was great to work with. He picked up our business model very quickly and provided insight on business drivers and assumptions that I hadn’t thought through yet - which really helped me refine my thinking in order to create a more sophisticated and nuanced model.
Jude Chiy, Founder, HelloHealthy
Taylor’s Startup Model is absolutely amazing. It’s infinitely more helpful than materials from authorities like Y Combinator and Harvard Business Review. In my opinion, Taylor is the new authority. His model makes churning out complex conclusions as easy as making simple assumptions. Most importantly, Taylor understands what 99% of experts do not: the real reason to forecast your business at the founding level. It’s not to predict and present good looking numbers. It’s to make game-changing product, marketing, and strategic decisions using the foundation of a sophisticated model grounded on intelligent assumptions. In his own words, “It’s telling the story of your business in math.” And the story of your business goes way beyond revenue and expenses. Amazingly, I haven’t seen any expert, pundit, or blogger highlight this approach to startup modeling other than Taylor, and after doing this for a while privately, I think he’s about to blow up the scene.
Do your business a favor: get his stuff and get to know him. In addition to the amazing model, Taylor gives you attention as if he literally joined your team. He’ll help you break apart, analyze, and reconstruct your business model incredibly well. Buying Taylor’s Startup Model is like spending $150 and having someone from Goldman Sachs join your team. It sounds too good to be true, but once you communicate with Taylor, you’ll see how passionate he is, and how his assistance is done so naturally and swiftly that it’s realistic. I strongly recommend you buy and use Taylor’s Startup Model. Just “building shit people love” isn’t enough anymore. In our world, your numbers need to work. The Startup Model will significantly increase your chances of success.
Victor Dweck, Cofounder, Waffle
Anyone can toss together a quick and careless excel spreadsheet but what is it really worth if it doesn’t truly tell the story of the business? Taylor took the time to understand the ins and outs of our business and helped build a flexible model that made sense. His guidance and work helped secure us a loan from the bank (who thought it was one of the best models they’ve ever seen).
Matt Katase, Cofounder, Brew Gentlemen
If you are an #entrepreneur or #startup setting up your financial model is critical. Check out @foresighthq excellent models & advice.
Ed Celis, CEO Stily
Taylor’s financial models saved me an incredible amount of time for a task that is not only critical, but also dauntingly time consuming. His model is not only powerful, but flexible enough to customize for your specific needs. Seriously, don’t waste your time setting up a half-baked spreadsheet yourself. Get this now.
Brian Wang, EIR, 500 Startups and CEO and Co-Founder Fitocracy
Taylor is my go-to for anything that has to do with financial models. He has the experience and perspective to help understand business challenges and develop winning business models.
Matt Sand, visionaryvc.com
Taylor’s SaaS model has helped me quickly and easily build a financial model. It allowed me to easily capture the assumptions about my business model and discuss them with my investors. Allowing me to close a high six-figure seed round in record time.
Aaron Vidas, Founder, StrategyBox
Highly recommend these models by Taylor. He’s laid the foundation so founders can really dig in.
Gerard Ramos, Co-Founder and CEO, Revelry
Taylor is awesome and I’ve have been working with him at Moment. These templates are fantastic.
Marc Barros, CEO and Co-Founder, Moment
Taylor’s financial models are not only rock-solid, they’re easy to use and well-commented, just like good code. You can spend 20 hours building your own spreadsheet that still won’t be nearly as good…or you can buy these, hit the ground running with a proven model and start plugging in your own numbers and customizing it for yourself immediately.
Clay Hebert, Founder, CrowdfundingHacks
I meet with numerous early stage entrepreneurs weekly and I always advise them to check out Taylor’s model. It helps them think through and gain a deeper understanding of their business, while helping them present financials in the way investors want to see them.
Robyn Ward, New Media Ventures, United Talent Artists