How We Help Founders & Startups

Starting a business is never easy – and something you should never do alone. Whether you know exactly how you want us to help, or you’re starting from the ground up and unsure where to even start – we can jump in and help you succeed.

We provide an efficient and often needed bootstrap-function assist in whatever areas make sense. If we can’t provide something, we provide access to whomever can. Our goal is to progress your business to make it a succesful business and an attractive investment while helping you avoid the pitfalls of inexperience along the way. We are a team of both technical and business juggernauts and we’ve got your back.

Consider us your venture fund of Time — as us investing our expertise and assistance can be way more valuable to a business than a monetary investment.

Business Asssistance

  • Entity Types and Locations
  • Equity / Ownership Models
  • Co-founder Agreements
  • Business Models
  • Business Plans (though these have gone the way of the dodo)
  • Product Offering
  • Finding Your Market
  • Market Timing
  • Market Analysis (including Generational)
  • Prioritizing and Hiring Key Players

  • Creating or Improving Pitch Decks
  • Creating or Improving Pitch Memos
  • Mock Pitch Practice
  • Due Diligence Packages
  • Debt versus Equity Approaches
  • Share Classes and Preference Approaches
  • Early Stage / Seed Fund Raising
  • Series A, Series B, etc Raising
  • Deciding What Money to Take
  • Term Sheets and Cap Table Strategy

  • Spending Strategy and Priorities (use of funds/cash deployment)
  • Financial Analysis
  • Equity Incentive Programs & Tax Considerations
    • Profit Units
    • Restricted Stock
    • Restricted Stock Units (RSU)
    • Incentive Stock Options (ISO)
    • Non-qualifying Stock Options (NSO)
  • Business Development (not Selling)
  • Sales Collateral (not Selling)
  • Optimize Growth Drivers
  • Business Analysis
  • Process Analysis
  • Contract Creation and Business Review (not Legal)
  • Negotiation
  • Strategic CFO Services
  • Partnerships & Access
    • World-class Technical Domain Experts
    • Marketing and PR Agencies
    • Design UI/UX Agencies
    • Accounting/Payroll
    • Development Shops
    • Intellectual Property Counsel
    • Legal Counsel
    • Investors
    • Corporate Interests

  • Raise versus Self-fund versus Internally Fund
  • Financial Targeting
  • Build versus Buy
  • M&A Assistance
    • Buy Side and Sell Side
    • Due Diligence
    • Improve Valuation & Terms
    • Material Preparation
    • Data Room Setup
    • Information Exchange
    • Term Sheet Evaluation

    • Insource and Outsource Decisions
    • Cultural Considerations
    • Market Feasibility
    • Country Launches

Technical Assistance

  • Product Inception
  • Team Building
  • Product Iteration
  • Build versus Buy

  • Software Architecture
  • Full-stack Applications
  • Mobile Applications
  • Desktop Applications
  • SaaS

  • Systems
  • Networking
  • Availability and Scalability
  • Cloud (greenfield or migration)

  • Architecture
  • Audit
  • Code Review
  • Pentests