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…

Hum Webinar Recap – Looking Under the Hood of Non-Dilutive Finance with Novel Capital

On April 26nd, 2022, Hum Capital joined together with Novel Capital to get into the nitty gritty of non-dilutive financing and revenue-based financing (RBF). The panel featured: Keith Harrington, COO and Co-Founder, Novel Capital Tim Makhauri, Head of Investor Platform, Hum Capital Michael Slawson, Head of Growth, Hum Capital We invited Novel Capital to join…

The 10 SaaS Fundraising Metrics that Matter

At Hum Capital, we have seen thousands of companies from various industries seeking to raise capital. No two businesses are the same, but there are some metrics that we evaluate for almost every company fundraising on the ICM. Once you move past the early-stage startup phase, it’s almost impossible to tell your story as a business…

Hum Webinar Recap – Choosing the Right Capital for the Biggest Impact – in Partnership with TIMIA Capital

On March 22nd, 2022, Hum Capital joined together with TIMIA Capital and two experienced founders to talk about aligning sources of funds with uses of funds for the right capital combination. The panel featured: Everardo Gomez, Managing Director, Hum Capital (moderator) Mark Bakker, VP of Marketing, TIMIA Capital Rick Brooks-Hill, Co-Founder, Goldpan Mike Togyi, Former…

3 Keys that Unlock Data-Driven Startup Fundraising

A version of this article was originally published on TechCrunch.  For companies in the midst of startup fundraising, news of rising interest rates, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, market volatility, and falling valuations are painting a daunting picture. Understandably, founders are eager to understand how current public market conditions may impact startup fundraising in the private…

Hum Webinar Recap – Renaissance in the Private Markets: How Fundraising is Changing for Founders

On February 15th, 2022, Hum Capital brought together leaders who are disrupting the private capital markets. The panel featured: Lucinda Shen, Axios Fintech Reporter (moderator) Blair Silverberg, Hum Capital CEO Miguel Larrea Fernandez, Capchase CEO Ben Wu, Brex Asset Management CEO This webinar was a first-of-its-kind conversation that shed light on the rapid changes happening…

Building the Perfect Fundraising Data Room

In a recent post titled Right-Timing Your Fundraise, Wavemaker Partners’ Mikal Khoso described fundraising as telling a story illuminated by relevant metrics. Those metrics are consolidated in a fundraising data room. A natural next question for anyone raising capital should therefore be “What does the perfect data room look like?” As Hum Capital’s Co-Founder, President,…