Building a startup into a sustainable business requires multiple years of commitment. But how do founders see this roadmap? When do we expect the company to be generating revenues? How steep should the proverbial hockey stick be? Equidam, through its valuation platform, took into account the financial projections for a sample of more than 15.000 early stage ventures across the globe.
Creating and presenting revenue forecasts to investors is always tricky. Too high and they will not be believed, too conservative they will lower the interest of the other party. The lack of knowledge on how founders see the future stems out of the little data about startups financial projections. Companies providing forecasts have an intrinsic incentive in being accurate one possible, receiving a fair valuation.