Finance

History and Modernity of Algorithmic Trading

Algorithmic trading has a pretty interesting history. It may be common today, but the industry had to conquer many obstacles to...
Anastasia Shcherbina
4 min read

What’s Next for Darktrace? Can DARK Snap Out of its LSE Freefall in 2022?

Darktrace had been billed as a success story after its April 2021 listing on the London Stock Exchange accelerated 98.48% within...
Dmytro Spilka
3 min read

Correction Is Here? What To Expect On Startup Valuations And Round Dynamics Moving Forward

The two years between Jan 1, 2020 to Jan 1, 2022 have been especially bullish for startup fundraising – (i) more...
Amit Garg
2 min read

Why Your Cost of Goods Sold is So Very Important

Many companies don’t really understand what a cost of goods sold is and don’t calculate it correctly. I’m going to tell...
Cynthia Wylie
4 min read

Perfecting Your Pitch Deck? 10 Practices For Entrepreneurs

Pitch decks are a topic of permanent debate, no matter how much has been written about them. As such, this article...
Amit Garg
3 min read

How Smart Investors Use Alternative Intelligence Data to Discover Opportunities

Investors these days need all the edges they can get. Information is widely available, and there is no shortage of smart...
Ashok Sharma
3 min read

Go To Market – 3 Ways Startups Can Hack It

At Tau we get 2,000+ decks per person per year. Many talk very well about the vision but often don’t talk...
Amit Garg
2 min read

Fiscal Policy v. Monetary Policy

If you want to understand taxes, inflation, spending and interest rates, you should know the difference between fiscal policy and monetary...
Cynthia Wylie
4 min read

Due Diligence in Context

Over the past weeks, several of you asked me about the classification of the financial due diligence within an M&A transaction....
Jan Mozer
1 min read

What can Fix the London Stock Exchange’s ‘Dinosaur’ Image?

The prosperity of the London Stock Exchange has become increasingly essential to the economic wellbeing of the United Kingdom in the...
Dmytro Spilka
2 min read

Convertible vs SAFE — 5 Practical Principles For Startups

Raising a round and considering whether to do convertible or SAFE? Remember that convertible is debt that turns into equity based...
Amit Garg
2 min read

One Question, Four Aspects

How to check if the business plan is integrated During your due diligence work in a M&A transaction, you will often...
Jan Mozer
2 min read

California’s Department of Business Oversight Gets an Innovation Makeover

Absolute Resolutions Corporations President Mark Nieman and Actuate Law’s Lauren Valenzuela discuss CA’s new Department of Financial Protection and Innovation. The...
Dara Tarkowski
5 min read

No place at the table without this one table

An introduction to cap tables “Our potential investors asked as to present the cap table. What is he/she looking for?” I’ve...
Jan Mozer
1 min read

Central Banks Will Issue Digital Currencies

Money continues to evolve in this new world of meme stocks and NFTs. Money is no longer just physical coins and...
Mike Hassaballa
4 min read
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Top 8 Tips for Preventing Data Breaches

Personal data is one of the world’s most significant resources, and its collection depicts no signs of slowing down. Providing personal...
Ashok Sharma
5 min read

There are four different stages in a company’s life cycle

What’s the impact on financial analysis? A due diligence is boring because it’s always the same. It’s a standardized procedure. After...
Jan Mozer
2 min read
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Is Life Science industry healthy?

“Shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot“ Anyone reading the news about Life Science companies would believe that everything is OK for them,...
Flavio Aliberti
3 min read

How Do Bonds Work?

A friend of mine moved her 401K stocks into bonds at the end of last year because she thought a revolution...
Cynthia Wylie
3 min read

Common? Preferred? Founder? Making Sense Of Startup Shares

1) Preferred vs Common Historically there have been two types of stock: preferred and common. Preferred is for investors, common for...
Amit Garg
2 min read