Series A Guide by Aaron Harris and Janelle Tam at Y Combinator

This article was first published at: https://www.ycombinator.com/resources/series-a-guide When we started spending more time thinking about Series A's, we didn’t know very much about how they happened. More than 2 years, 190 Series A's, and over $2B of capital raised later, we now know quite a bit. This guide is a distillation of everything we know … Continue reading Series A Guide by Aaron Harris and Janelle Tam at Y Combinator

Building up business resilience during downturns

Few days back, Sequoia sent a letter to its portfolio companies advising founders on cash preservation, making swift decisions and adjustments to ensure the businesses can weather this virus downturn. The memo also reminded the startups to consider a scenario where new investments are hard and will take more time to raise. And it ended reminding founders … Continue reading Building up business resilience during downturns

Preparation is Key for Smooth Cross-Border Transactions with China

This article was first published in Nexia Global Insights, August 2019. Foreign companies are increasingly finding a market for their services in the economic powerhouse of China, but care is required to avoid being inadvertently caught in a tax trap. China currently has Double Taxation Avoidance Treaties (DTATs) with more than 100 other countries, which is … Continue reading Preparation is Key for Smooth Cross-Border Transactions with China

The IPO Endgame: What are the Considerations for Start-ups?

This article is originally written by Nexia TS. Entrepreneurs have big dreams to grow their business to its fullest potential and reach a status of recognition. Other than a solid vision and much hard work, growth and business expansion require substantial capital. While entrepreneurs may rely on their own funds and even financial support of … Continue reading The IPO Endgame: What are the Considerations for Start-ups?

Cashflow is King. The importance of positive cash flow.

Originally posted by Huang Shao Ning.  I was moderately surprised when Professor Warren McFarlan said at our first Accounting class at the HBS GMP program,”if there is one thing that I would like you to remember from my class, it’s that cash flow is king.” Then he showed us the short clip of Cuba Gooding … Continue reading Cashflow is King. The importance of positive cash flow.