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Financial Management for Technology Start-Ups

Financial Management for Technology Start-Ups

A Handbook for Growth

Alnoor Bhimani


Explains using straight-forward language, extensive practical illustrations and case studies how technology and innovation-based start-ups can adopt and use a financial toolkit that is simple, effective and focused on their needs.

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About the book

All start-up businesses must be founded on product expertise, a grasp of digitisation, and being aware of market forces. Tech start-ups also need a unique understanding of accounting to succeed, knowledge which is required to power their more innovative business models, and the ways of working that drive technology-based businesses. Unlike traditional accounting manuals or those aimed more generally at small business operators, Financial Management for Technology Start-Ups concentrates on what is important in financial terms for technology-based and innovation focused entrepreneurial businesses.

Featuring a simple yet effective 'Start-Up Financial Control Loop' and 'Tech Start-Up Tracker,' Financial Management for Technology Start-Ups offers a complete and must-have financial toolkit for launching and managing a tech start-up. The book covers all relevant facets of accounting and finance not covered by any other publication by using straight-forward language, extensive practical illustrations and case studies to demonstrate the financial understanding that has become essential to technology and innovation-based start-ups.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Preface;
    • Chapter - 01: Now is the Time;
    • Chapter - 02: Tech Startups – It’s a Different World;
    • Chapter - 03: Startup Contribution Analysis;
    • Chapter - 04: Startup Financial Analysis;
    • Chapter - 05: Startup Progress Analysis;
    • Chapter - 06: The Importance of Being Liquid;
    • Chapter - 07: What’s it Worth to You?;
    • Chapter - 08: Tracking Your Startup’s Growth;
    • Chapter - 09: Glossary;
    • Chapter - 10: Resources


A great resource for founders looking to understand the key financial measures that impact their businesses, with many worked examples and cases directly relevant to the real challenges start-ups face. An essential addition to any founder's toolkit.
Kamran Malik, Partner, Ernst & Young, UK

An invaluable resource on the essentials of financial management for established and aspiring entrepreneurs alike.
Mark Maloney, Director, LSE Careers, UK

The only accounting book that will grip you until the end! This guide is indispensable for techpreneurs and tech investors in a hurry. It zeroes in on all the strategic financial insight tech start-ups hungry for growth require.
Antonio Dávila, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Accounting , IESE Business School, Spain

I wish this book had been written earlier... from founding my start-up through to IPO, this would have been my finance bible.
Agam Jain, Founding Director, Jayex.com, Australia

This is a ground-breaking book full of rich ideas that will benefit all entrepreneurs. No digital start-up can afford to ignore this book. With this book you succeed. Without it you will struggle.
Guliang Tang, Dean, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749481346
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd August 2017
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 240 pages

About the Author

Alnoor Bhimani is Founding Director of LSE Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management Accounting at the London School of Economics. He is widely published and an established speaker to managers and business entrepreneurs, as well as scholars and accounting practitioners across the globe. He currently carries out research on the interface between business growth and digital technologies, including the Internet of Things, blockchain, AI and 3-D printing.

Alnoor Bhimani

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