Investment sheet is the foundation for any start up across industry verticals. This sheet gives details on the funds required for setting up, i.e details of funds deployment for existence of your start up This sheet requires the maximum attention from Entreprenuers.
This sheet also gives clarity to Investor, to understand for what the funds are being asked and how they will be utilized and for what it will be utilized
More time on planning this sheet is required, as it needs to have complete details of for what the funds are being asked for, to name a few Advance to office space, basic minimum infrastructure to work, technical cost for server, website designing etc.
This should be carefully planned for all start ups falling under Concept/ Service / Product ideas The entreprenuers should also clearly understand the details in this sheet is for setting up cost or known as CAPEX, it should not have Recurring expenditure details like rent, internet charges etc these need to be kept in recurring expenditure sheet and not in investment sheet
The other reason why investment sheet is important is becuase of RISK ANALYSIS is derived from the investment sheet. Once on listing down all the funds required to start, the amount is to be categorized into Liquid, Fixed & Variable.
The liquid will have funds showing which will not have appreciation but at same time will not undergo depriciation like the Advance you pay for the office.
The Fixed will have funds which includes like cost for development of product or funds deployed for machinery which will not be refunded, but they instigate revenues from the output they product
The Variable component consists of funds alloted for Miscelleneous expenses, computers, printers, fans as these funds will be based on as is when is required basis and it also gives funds back with depriciation incase the startup is closed
This investment sheet is very important to investor as he gets clarity on deployment of funds and in case if the company is closed what does he stand to lose in terms of financials