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The Model

Honestly, when I started building YayPay in 2016, it was a challenge for me to understand clearly how the SaaS business works. It took me some time to get comfortable with it. And even now, after becoming an investor and mentor, I continue to learn new ways to look at the metrics of the SaaS business. If I'd a tool like this back then, it would have made my life much easier.

To help founders I advise, I've developed a SaaS model that helps founders to:

To start, you can make a number of assumptions, such as:

  1. Projected level of spend on R&D, Sales, G&A etc.

  2. ACV

  3. Churn Rate

  4. Client Growth Rate

Based on these assumptions, the model calculates the company's performance for the next 2 years, which is presented as a series of more than 30 common SaaS metrics:

  1. Runway

  2. Net Burn

  3. Gross Margin (%)

  4. S&M as % of Revenue

  5. ARPU (MRR/Total Clients )

  6. CAC

  7. LTV/CAC

  8. Burn / MRR

You can check the performance of this imaginary company in the detailed charts.