ABOUT TONY FEDOROV @ FLASHPOINT
I'm a Partner at Flashpoint VC, an early-stage investor focused on Emerging European and Israeli founders in their pursuit to build global software businesses. We aim to be true partners to our founders and assist them with hands on approach from data analysis to building financially prudent business models to insights in scaling sales, marketing and HR.
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- 6 min read
Framework for operating tech businesses in a high-interest rate policy
Technology startups have been on the rise over the last decade and for a good reason: from changing the distribution model of software to the cloud to the rise of machine learning and AI also rhymes with the introduction of new technologies such as blockchain. However, scaling a technology startup
3 months ago
- SaaS metrics
- 15 min read
How To Calculate Churn And Churn Rate For SaaS Companies: A Complete Guide
If there's one business metric that rules them all - it's churn. No wonder, many executives and VCs call it "The Silent Killer". And despite that most of the time everyone in the tech ecosystem (founders, investors, media, etc) are focused on nailing growth target - without understanding the core
5 months ago
- 5 min read
Startup founder mistakes from 0 to 1
Zero to One (or 0 to 1) - is going from nothing to something, for SaaS companies this usually means going from pre-revenue to $1m in annual recurring revenue. Given the zero base - it's the biggest leap that a company will have to achieve on its path to initial
8 months ago
- 7 min read
SaaS Magic Number: measuring scaling efficiency
Tons of metrics can be calculated for any SaaS business. In order to determine how your start-up is performing in a business environment, it's essential to calculate the SaaS Magic Number and various other sales efficiency metrics. Although the metric is overlooked in the SaaS startup community, it’s no
- Venture Capital
- 3 min read
If VC would've been a sport - it would've been Baseball
It's a pretty popular fact that greatest baseball players hit the ball every 1/3. The green line below show this as fairly consistent across the top-50 hitters historically (the 50th having 2839 hits, so it's quite reprentfull). While the greatest hitters do an average 15-20% a better job than
- SaaS metrics
- 4 min read
What does the Rule of 40 tell about a SaaS company?
The Rule of 40 emerged a few years back at a time when many SaaS companies started to go public. Unlike traditional public on-premise incumbents, SaaS companies do not repay instantly the customer acquisition costs (CAC) and require at least 6-12 months of payback period to recoup it. Capital markets