Hum Webinar Recap – Leveraging a Financial Model to Close Checks

On August 23, 2022, Hum Capital joined together with partner Forecastr for a webinar to help founders and CEOs learn how to leverage a financial model in fundraising, impress potential investors, and close more checks. You can view the full webinar recording below: Forecastr Co-Founder & COO Logan Burchett presented and walked attendees through the…

How to Evaluate Product-Market Fit and Unit Economics Before Fundraising

Swipe. Tap. Insert. Click. That was you transacting with your credit card just now. With 40+ billion transactions in the US annually1, it’s clear that customer transaction data is extremely valuable. Properly analyzed, transaction data tells the story of a company’s growth trajectory in a way nothing else can. It uncovers the who, what, when,…

The Right Questions to Ask Investors When Fundraising in a Down Market

A version of this article was originally published on TechCrunch.  With rumblings of a recession and ongoing market uncertainty, fundraising in the current environment may feel especially daunting. For both first-time and experienced founders, a proper fundraising toolkit can make or break a successful round — even more so in a down market. So what are…

Hum Webinar Recap – How to Access Non-Dilutive Capital in a Bear Market with Flow Capital

On July 12, 2022, Hum Capital joined Flow Capital to discuss the status of debt and non-dilutive financing in the market downturn. The panel featured: Arin Minasians, VP of Corporate Development at Flow Capital Josh Axler, Principal at Flow Capital Michael Slawson, Head of Growth at Hum Capital Tim Makhauri, Head of Investor Platform at…

8 Steps for Building a Financial Model to Calculate your Fundraising Needs

A version of this article was originally published on TechCrunch.  The ongoing market downturn and layoffs at tech companies have caused a great deal of alarm across the startup and venture capital worlds, but growth-stage startups are expected to bear the brunt of the impact. Early-stage startups have an opportunity to capitalize, as investors with…

Hum Webinar Recap – Financing PLG Companies with OpenView Partners and Mammoth Growth

On June 16, 2022, Hum Capital joined together with OpenView Partners and Mammoth Growth to discuss financing for Product-led Growth (PLG) companies. The panel was moderated by James Ledbetter, Executive Editor at the Observer, and featured: Ryan Koonce, Mammoth Growth CEO Kyle Poyar, Partner at OpenView Partners Blair Silverberg, Hum Capital Co-Founder & CEO You…

A Founder’s Guide to Calculating CAC and LTV the Right Way

A version of this article was originally published on TechCrunch.  As a former venture capitalist, I always tell founders that the most powerful tool they can employ while fundraising is a data-driven pitch. Leading with data is even more valuable during periods of uncertainty and market volatility. With investors looking to de-risk their investment decisions,…

Fundraising 101: Hum Capital’s Guide to Raising Capital

Put simply, fundraising is hard. It’s time-consuming and can distract the CEO and leadership team from focusing on running their business. Before one can even “get started,” they must answer the question “why should my company fundraise?” – and this pre-work is just the beginning. Next comes deciding which financing option to select (debt or…