A collection of useful recommendations, apps, articles, and people useful for startups.
Eric Ries, who coined the term “Lean Startup” and wrote the book, is now working on Long Term Stock Exchange (LTSE). The LTSE team has a number of tools useful for startups. See the tools page for the growing list, a few highlights below. The tools are targeted at US companies, but work fine for any country.
Manage your captable, run scenarios, manage your option plan.
Don’t want to fill out your entire captable, just want to figure out how your SAFEs or Convertible Notes might turn into see NoteGenie, http://notegenie.io/
Cash planning and budgeting.
Develop a hiring plan, check compensation of both salary and equity grants. Setup for the US with US cities, use “Other US Location” to get useful comparables.
Excel based financial models for standard scenarios that you can buy for a one time fee.
Recommended by David Crow @davidcrow.
Best full service accounting + invoicing SaaS platform. Don’t use Quickbooks.
Wave Payroll for Canada
Wave is too basic, use Xero instead. But – easiest and cheapest solution for Employee Payroll in Canada. Use it alongside Xero.
Accounting-as-a-service based in Vancouver but with clients across Canada, uses Xero and a suite of other digital tools. Monthly fee, mention Frontier Foundry for a discount.
Deloitte Canada Ctrl
Accounting-as-a-service that uses either Quickbooks or Xero.
People / HR
Humi - Canadian HR
All-in-one HR solutions that includes payments & benefits. Scales down – you can run a one person company and get benefits through the system.
Still evaluating the Payroll solution to see if Wave can be ditched.
Founding, Fundraising & Advising
Includes a BC Advisor template.
NACO Common Docs
Common term sheet templates for Canada, for F&F and angel rounds.
Foundrs - Equity split for cofounders
Not perfect by any means, but a good tool to have a discussion with.