Useful templates/sites

  • 16 Startup Metrics – Andreessen Horowitz - Do you want to know how VCs and investors look at your company? This is a fantastic set of metrics to learn and understand from the master. I put these in the template category as you could integrate these into your pitch deck, Board Meetings, and updates as appropriate.

  • 16 More Startup Metrics - Andreessen Horowitz - These 16 are focused more on business and financials and are spot on. As your business grows I recommend you have a way to automatically calculate these metrics to gauge your productivity.
  • Business Documents - Professional presentation templates for just about everything.
  • Business Model Canvas - a great tool by Strategyzer to help you walk through the key areas of your business in a structured manner.
  • FormSwift - Create and sign documents for free! Very handy resource indeed!
  • Pitch Deck - by Nextview Ventures. There are a ton of templates out there but I like this one as it takes you through a detailed how and why for each part of the pitch for two different scenarios. Another solid one is by Austin's Kip McClanahan of Silverton Partners - you can check out the ReOverThinking blog post here and download the deck here.
  • Sample Business Plans by FormSwift
  • Slideteam - Make your presentations look awesome!
  • StartupBiz.com - Fantastic site with free templates with everything from Articles of Incorporation to Term Sheets. Just email mike(at)startupbiz.com with a brief description of the template you need.
  • Shockwave Innovations - Startup Advice & Resources from Gordon Daugherty. Videos and a ton of very useful resources. Check it out!
  • Startup Financial Model (Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Statement) - by David Teton. I recommend this template as it has the three statements linked and it includes valuation and funding tabs. It is fairly easy to use and modify and helps you think about your business both in terms of an operator and investor.
  • SWOT Guide by FormSwift (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats).