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Highly versatile and user-friendly Excel model for the preparation a of a venture capital (VC) fund three statement (Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow Statement) financial projection with a monthly timeline of up to 10 years. The model includes calculations for the distribution of funds between the Limited Partner (‘LP’) and General Partner (‘GP’) with waterfall assumptions including equity contribution splits, LP hurdle rates, GP catch up provisions and carried interest.

The model is highly flexible enabling the user to model typical VC investments including:

  •  10 different equity / preference share investments generating dividend income, realised and unrealised gains and losses;
  • 10 different debt / convertible note investments generating interest income and gains and losses on conversion; and
  • 10 different simple agreement for future equity (SAFE) generating equity gains and losses following trigger events;

It also enables the user to model other financial instruments (money market, bonds, equities, alternatives etc), transaction fees, asset management fees, staff costs, operating expenses, fixed assets and borrowings.




  • Projected full financial statements (Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow Statement) presented on a monthly basis across up 10 years and summarised on an annual basis.
  • Dashboard with:
    • Summarised projected Income Statement and Balance Sheet;
    • List of key ratios including average investment return, average profit margins, average return on assets and equity and average debt to equity ratio;
    • Bar charts summarising income statement and Balance Sheet projections;
    • Waterfall of fund distributions
    • IRR on total fund basis and for GP and LP
    • IRR and net cash flows by equity, debt and SAFE investments
    • Multiples of invested capital (MOIC)
    • Charts presenting total assets under management, NAV plus distributions, investment income and cumulative investment return by month



Setup Inputs:

  • Name of fund;
  • Currency;
  • First projection year and month;
  • Naming for equity / preference share investments, debt / convertible note investments, SAFE investments, financial investments, staff costs, other expenses, financial investments, fixed assets and borrowings.


Projection Inputs:

  • Equity Investments:
    • Acquisition and exit month
    • Portfolio company valuation
    • Investment additions
    • Transaction cost %
    • Dividends received
  • Debt Investments:
    • Starting and maturity month
    • Interest rate per annum and if paid monthly or accrued
    • Loan amount
    • Transaction cost %
    • Loan repayments
    • Option to select if debt is convertible to equity including conversion discount, valuation cap, estimated market value of investment at conversion date and number of shares.
  • SAFE Investments:
    • Starting and trigger month
    • Investment amount
    • Transaction costs %
    • Conversion discount
    • Valuation Cap
    • Estimated market value of investment at trigger date
    • Number of shares
  • Financial Investment Assumptions
    • Investment Return per Annum;
    • Target Cash Balances;
    • Investment Allocation percentages;
    • Transaction cost %;
  • Other cost inputs including
    • Staff costs;
    • Other operating costs;
  • Corporate tax inputs including rate and payment periods;
  • Fixed Assets including addition amounts and useful life;
  • Borrowings including addition/redemption amounts and interest rate;
  • Capital contributions and distributions;
  • Distribution waterfall assumptions:
    • GP and LP equity contribution splits
    • LP hurdle rates
    • GP catch up provisions and carried interest
    • GP and LP excess return splits





The model comprises of 7 tabs split into input ('i_'), calculation ('c_'), output ('o_’) and system tabs. The tabs to be populated by the user are the input tabs ('i_Setup' and 'i_Assumptions'). The calculation tab uses the user-defined inputs to calculate and produce the projection outputs which are presented in 'o_Fin Stats' and ‘o_Dashboard’ tabs.





Other key features of this model include the following:

  • The model follows best practice financial modelling guidelines and includes instructions, checks and input validations;
  • The model is not password protected and can be modified as required following download;
  • The model includes and 10-year timeline split on a monthly basis and summarised on an annual basis;
  • The model automatically calculates the conversion values and gains and losses for convertible notes and SAFE investments including the application of any valuation caps and conversion discounts.
  • The model allows for the following number of underlying categories for each line item (these can be easily expanded if required):
    • Equity / preference share investments – 10 investments
    • Debt / convertible note investments – 10 investments
    • SAFE investments – 10 investments
    • Financial Investments – 5 categories
    • Staff costs – 8 categories;
    • Other expenses – 15 categories;
    • Fixed Assets – 5 categories;
    • Borrowings – 3 facilities;
  • Apart from projecting revenue and costs the model includes the possibility to model, financial investments, fixed assets, borrowings, corporate tax and distribution waterfall.
  • Fund details, currency, starting projection period are fully customisable;
  • Revenue, cost, fixed asset and Borrowing category descriptions are fully customisable;
  • The model includes instructions, checks and input validations to help ensure input fields are populated accurately;
  • The model includes a checks dashboard which summarises all the checks included in the various tabs making it easier to identify any errors.




We are keen to ensure our customers are satisfied and find the models useful for their financial projection needs. Our models are developed with the user in mind and include instructions, line-item explanations, checks and input validations to ensure they are as user-friendly and easy to use as possible without requiring extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, finance or accounting. If any questions do arise, we are more than happy to assist. We are also happy to support with any be-spoke modifications you may require to the models to better suit your business needs. To get in touch, please send us a message through the website or contact us on:



Venture Capital Fund Financial Projection Model with Distribution Waterfall

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