Best Practices and Resources for Financial Modeling

The best resources, templates, and posts about financial modeling and startups on the web.

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In addition to Foresight’s financial model templates for startups and investors, here’s a list of valuable best practices, resources and templates from around the web. Missed one? Contact me.

General Startup Financial Model Excel Templates (Free)

SaaS Financial Model Templates and How-To

Ecommerce Financial Model Templates and How-To

Marketplace Templates and How-To

Startup Financial Model Excel Templates ($$)

Financial Models for Investors

Operations Templates

User Acquisition and Growth

Revenue Models and Forecasts

Metrics and Datapoints for Startup Financial Models

Cap Tables, Equity, and Convertible Note Mechanics

Financial Model Best Practices and Guidelines

Metrics and Dashboards How-To

Pitch Decks


Employee Equity Valuation and Structure

Board Meetings and Metrics Dashboards

Suggested Reading

What Metrics Should I Track?
There’s no secret metric to track, except for the metric that can tell you not just how you’re doing, but what to do. Figuring out what that metric is for you is step one.

The Business Math Behind Instagram’s Algorithmic Feed
Let’s look at the business equation underlying Instagram’s upcoming launch of an algorithmic feed and how it could impact their user metrics and advertising business.