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This book was developed to help entrepreneurs see what financial information is needed in order to raise money from potential investors. It reviews the various business plan documents, financial statements and best practice methods used in creating solid business cash flow projections. The knowledge outlined in this book is based on a CFO’s vast experience in raising millions of dollars and from making over 100 venture capital presentations world-wide. The book is a complement to the author’s workshops, seminars and college lectures where thousands have learned what is needed to satisfy the stringent demands and in depth questioning from top-tier VCs and Angel investors. Summary Contents:

• Basics of Financial Planning
• Preparing for the Fund Raising Process
• What Level of Detail is Needed for Investors and When
• What Documents to Prepare for Investors
• Accounting “Nuts and Bolts” – Accrual Example
• Methods and Techniques – Top Down/Bottom Up
• Key Business Plan Financial Statements
• Summary Suggestions
• Errors Made by Entrepreneurs
• Understanding Pre and Post Money Valuation
• Detailed Financial Statement Examples
• The Key 25 Business Plan Financial Ratios
• Glossary of Over 250 Financial Terms for Startups
• Over 30 Diagrams, Charts, Exhibits and Tables

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Knight Financial Plans & Services, LLC
Hal55 Danville, California
The company provides financial planning support and software for early stage businesses looking to raise venture capital. We license and/or custom develop financial plan models for entrepreneurs and guide them through the VC process. We also provide SOX project management / audit support for Sarbanes Oxley compliance audits. Some of our larger publicly traded clients have been Symantec, Network Appliance, Tibco Software, AXT Inc., and PalmSource. The company also develops integrated management dashboards for financial status reporting as well as for IT General Controls status reporting.

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