Finance is usually not a big part of a start-up, but in two instances does it get very central: 1) Ensure you know your numbers – build a plan and know if you deviate including what it means for the business. 2) If you need to raise funding, you need to know your numbers as well as the contractual terms of the funding!
- Feld, Brad: Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
- Paul English on funding (Paul English)
- Petersen, Plenborg, and Kinserdal: Financial Statement Analysis. It might be too much to read the full book for most startups, but the chapter on forecasting is excellent and gives a better understanding of how to build great budgets and excel models than most other books I have come across.