Over the past 6 months working at a venture capital firm, I have developed a pet peeve – not having readily access to data for our portfolio companies. This is especially coming through the woodwork as we put together our end of year financials, report, valuations, and a host of other things that we need portfolio company data for.
So note to others and note to myself – include relevant information (financial information, headcount, burn rate, cash on hand, and other key metrics specific to your company) in board decks and updates to your investors and your team. It will be a help to the VC (well the VC Analyst at least =) and it will free up some of their time tracking down this information so that they can help you!
MEL aka VentureGal