Finance for Founders

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Make better decisions by mastering budgeting, forecasting, analysis, storytelling, in partnership with FP&A Prep. Live session masterclass to help founders build a finance capability in their company.

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5 out of 5 stars

“This course was a great kickstart to understanding what a startup should think about in terms of financial processes and building meaningful models to guide decisions.”

Xavier Friel

You started a company and you need to understand finance. What do you do?

Finance can be confusing for founders to understand and requires learning a new set of terms, processes, and tools.

Creating a process to budget, forecast, analyze, and report the key metrics for your business is hard. We'll teach you what to care about, and how to do it.

Many companies offer an L&D or education budget that can cover the cost of this course. Learn more from Maven about how to expense this course. >

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Taylor Davidson, Founder, Foresight

I created the financial models behind Foresight so early-stage entrepreneurs can spend less time on finance and more time on their products. I care about financial modeling because I believe that financial models can help us make critical business decisions even if the models themselves are not “always right”. Financial models can help even the earliest entrepreneurs if we build “minimum viable models” to focus on the decisions that matter most.

More about me
  • Started building models for startups in 2000
  • Started Foresight in 2008, full-time since 2014
  • Have worked with thousands of entrepreneurs and venture funds on financial models
  • Former NYC-based venture capital investor
  • Angel investor in 100+ companies
  • Experience in ecommerce growth and analytics
  • Former private equity analyst, strategy consulting associate
  • Former professional photographer
  • MBA in Finance and Accounting


Chris Wattig, Founder, FP&A Prep

Chris is the Founder and Managing Director, FP&A Prep. Chris held various FP&A and leadership roles at Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Squarespace, and Datarails, He has been responsible for career development, coaching, and daily tasks of over 20 direct reports during this time.

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Chris discovered his passion for teaching when he led the Finance Learning and Development team at Unilever, creating Finance courses for his colleagues.

To continue developing his own skill set, Chris earned his MBA at NYU Stern School of Business, specializing in Leadership and Change Management.

He created FP&A Bootcamp, a live online course to help Finance professionals master FP&A. He has 140+ happy students and 18k+ followers who learn from him on LinkedIn.