Financing Workbook 1: Developing a Financing Strategy for your Company

New unproven ventures are risky and spend more cash than they generate. A new venture will likely not be able to raise the total investment amount required to become cash-flow positive right from the start. Potential investors in your business will want to see the progression of your business broken down into logical achievable steps that take your company to the end goal, and the cash requirement for each step. These steps form the backbone of your financing strategy. If you’re thinking of raising capital from outside investors, this workbook provides a framework for developing a financing strategy for your business.

Financing Workbook 1: Developing a Financing Strategy for Your Company is designed specifically for technology and life sciences entrepreneurs.

Download and use this workbook to:

  • Identify your key milestones to successfully build your venture.
  • Develop a comprehensive list of tasks associated with each milestone.
  • Establish the amount of capital that you will need to raise.
  • Match your financing requirements to each of these milestones.

This workbook is part one of a four-part series covering business planning and financing. Each part, or “Building Block,” adds to the foundation of the previous one:



MaRS workbooks are comprised of two elementsthe workbook guide, which contains instructions, examples and activities, and the workbook template, in which you can write your responses. You can personalize the workbook template by adding your company name and logo.



Workbook Guide
Contains instructions, examples and activities.
Workbook Template
Write your responses and keep for your company’s records.

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