Mostly metrics

Mostly metrics is a weekly newsletter about finance, strategy, and operations at startups. We go deep on financial metrics and business models.

It’s a collection of things I’ve learned and thought about in the trenches as an operator.

It’s meant to serve as a playbook of sorts for the stuff I wish I learned earlier in my career, both from experience and from copying people smarter than myself.

Topics frequently touch upon Startup SaaS Metrics, Financial Forecasting, Equity, Dilution, and Fundraising.

And if I was being really honest, most of the posts are just things I googled a hundred times, looking for an easy answer, but coming up short.

Lead writer CJ (left) and Editor in Chief Walter (right) celebrate with ice cream every 1,000 subscribers

Run the Numbers

Someone decided to give me a podcast, which was a potentially caustic choice. It’s called Run the Numbers, and it’s professionally produced on the Turpentine network.

See - I even have a cool logo art work thing:

On the show we talk about a lot of the same stuff as the newsletter; I just do it with world class CFOs… like the ones that work at Carta, Brex, Webflow, and many more.

You should listen. It’s awesome. Or it might suck, IDK, you tell me.

Available on Spotify, Apple, and Youtube

Behind the Keyboard

If by some stroke of the imagination you made it this far down the page, or are just trying to confirm if I’m blogging from my mother’s basement, here’s a bit about myself. I work in finance, helping to scale fast growing software companies. I’ve worked in management consulting and private equity, but the most I’ve learned about producing quality work is from being a mason for seven summers in my late teens and early twenties.

Stuff I frequently read and listen to include James Altucher (The James Altucher Show), Shaan Puri and Sam Parr (My First Million), Jim McKelvey (The Innovation Stack), Guy Raz (How I Built This), Tomasz Tunguz (VC at Redpoint), Alex Clayton (VC at Meritech Capital), and Tim Ferriss (The Tim Ferriss Show).

Disclaimer: Not investment advice. Opinions are mine only and not of my employer.

The information set forth in this blog is provided for informational and discussion purposes only. The views expressed herein are the author’s alone and is not intended to be, and shall not be regarded or construed as, a recommendation for a transaction or investment or financial, tax, investment or other advice of any kind. While certain information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, the author makes no warranty or representation regarding any such information or the data presented in such materials. The author assumes no liability for this information and no obligation to update the information contained herein in the future.

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