MBA Mondays: A Blog Archive for Startups Lacking MBAs

MBA Mondays archive

Fred Wilson is a New York City based venture capitalist whose widely read blog has vaulted him to national prominence. His MBA Mondays series of blogs provides an incredibly useful primer on many concepts and issues for startups seeking angel or VC equity financing.

He just re-posted the link to his master archive.

It is not sequenced, and it is old school. But that’s ok if you know what you’re looking for.

Here are some of the topics he’s covered in about 170 posts:

  • The profit and loss statement, balance sheet and cash flow
  • Sunk costs, opportunity costs, risk and return, time value of money
  • Budgeting, forecasting, projections
  • Revenue models for different tech businesses
  • Startup business development
  • Burn rates
  • Convertible debt
  • Liquidation preferences
  • Employee equity
  • Team related issues
  • Management issues
  • Board of directors related issues
  • Non equity financing options
  • Mergers and acquisition related issues

Most of these are timeless. Especially if you are a tech startup, you could do worse than to spend time perusing this archive.


Don Gooding

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