Shasta SaaS Operating Model

Having built multiple financial models for Shasta, I am ‘open sourcing’ a templatized version for SaaS startups replanning in this environment and the advisors helping them.

The tricky part about building a model is finding the right balance between detail for accuracy, simplicity for agility, and flexibility for scalability. This model has worked for me across those criteria, with a couple of notes and caveats:

  • as a Series A-focused fund, this model is geared towards companies with early revenue and without distinct sales motions for different customer…