Liquidity is yours lifeline of the company. This gives you a fighting chance to achieve your vision, but if you run out of money, you’re headed for ruin.
It’s no secret that the funding environment for startups isn’t what it was a year ago. As interest rates have risen, debt has become more expensive and the bar for securing it has only increased. According to CB Insights’ latest State of Venture reporttotal venture capital funding fell 34% in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the previous quarter.
The fundraising environment isn’t getting any easier, putting even more pressure on founders and startup teams to make the most of their current cash reserves. Treasury management is one way to do that.
Whether you need to extend the runway you’ve secured so far or just close an extension, here are a few reasons why treasury management should be at the top of your priority list as a founder and what you can do today to get started go if you haven’t already.
Your office space isn’t the only thing affecting your runway
Your cash reserves mean nothing if you can’t access them in time to pay your current expenses.
Inflation has made everything more expensive, which means your current cash reserves won’t go as far as they did a few years ago.