Supporting these programs we have a variety of technology,
content, methodologies, and processes. The tools and content include:
Metrics: This is our metrics program that supports
measuring companies both initially and over time to reflect
progress. It supports investors making decisions about initial and
ongoing tranches, identifies milestones for progress over time to
support ongoing funding, and provides a basis for comparison across
and within companies, divisions, and investment areas.
CashFlow: This is our business cash flow simulator. It
provides simulation-based analysis and graphical output of projections
of future performance across variations of parameters. In addition to
identifying how much funds will be needed when, it takes account of
the envelope of future performance, which tightens over time as
companies gain more experience and allows for larger entities to
project the effects of multiple investments on cash needs and return
Gigs: This system helps track work with clients. Each
portfolio company has its own set of activities that are projected
forward in time and tracked to assure we meet time frames and don't
forget anything we are working on. It also produces a record of
interactions and progress over time for historical review and allows
our advisors and clients to more efficiently recall the particulars
they need for each meeting.
JDM: This is our tool for working through due diligence
issues. It manages scores of different issues, providing structured
mechanisms for providing current state and projected future details,
helps to identify and quantify risks and rewards, and provides a
framework for presenting information to investors and investor review
of details on companies.
Former: This tool is used, among other things, for
angel/advisors to evaluate companies presenting to our fora and
provide feedback to companies. It is used real-time during Goto Angel
and at other times to map into due diligence reporting and provide
triage on opportunities.
Others: We have other tools used to help make better
decisions, analyze special situations for plans of action, mature
companies, track progress, and act as interim tools for companies
which have not yet developed internal processes and tools to support
repeatability, documentation, and management of their processes. These
are applied as/if needed on a case-by-case basis to help portfolio
companies and other clients.