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Financing for Startups

Statement of Cash Flow

The Statement of Cash Flow is the Queen of all financial statements.  Sophisticated entrepreneurs and investors alike care most about this statement.  Entrepreneurs want to know how much cash they are going to have to raise to reach cash flow break-even.  Investors want to know how much more money will be needed to support their initial investment, and, failing that, how much dilution they stand to absorb from follow-on investment.

The Statement of Cash Flow integrates cash consumed or generated from operating activities flowing in from the P&L with the cash consumed or generated by changes in Balance Sheet items such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inventory and Plant, Property & Equipment.

Here is a section from a typical Statement of Cash Flow:


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