Burn rate



Burn Rate tells cash out in euros over a period of time, such as the next 14, 32 or 60 days. Burn Rate sums up all cash payments needed to run your business. Net Burn Rate tells how much euros will go out of the cash when sales are added to Burn Rate.

The harder the growth, the more crucial is get confidence about burn rate. riskrate gives cash confidence 10x faster.

Gross Burn Rate = cash out in euros. Gross Burn Rate sums up cash out such as salaries, taxes, social security costs, purchase invoices and loan repayments.


Net Burn Rate = net cash flow, cash in is added to the cash out. The Net Burn Rate sums up cash in from sales and cash out from payments such as salaries, taxes, social security costs, purchase invoices and loan repayments.

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Cash burn and Net Burn

Confidence about Burn Rate is often needed for a specific period of time, like by the end of the month. Using riskrate, you can easily select the day range and get confidence in the Burn rate in seconds.


Growth eats Cash due to upfront costs.

Confidence about Burn Rate helps faster to win through all times.


Burn Rate includes all outgoing cash payments such as salaries, taxes, social security costs, purchase invoices and loan repayments. Using riskrate, you can easily get more details about Burn Rate and drill by types, by euros or by dates which gives you a better understanding about Burn Rate.


Early stage Startups typically track cash and Burn Rate much more closely than more mature Scale up companies because sales cannot be obtained as soon as the product and company are built. This is important to keep in mind - if you spend money on creating and growing a great product without knowledge of Burn Rate, your business can fail even before you even get cash from the sale.


Burn Rate answers important questions for a Startup, such as whether we can make more recruitments or need to adjust costs. The prediction is important because the funding round takes months.



How can Burn Rate be improved?


Burn Rate gives instant results. The old saying “Don’t burn more than you earn” means that you shouldn’t increase costs until the product is ready and sales start to come. With the sales invoicing model, you can influence the cash flow of sales, i.e. try to invoice upfront.


  • Subcontracting Consider purchasing service or temporary subcontracting

  • Contracts Conversion for a fixed period or down-grading

  • Own financing investment in the company with Founders and / or flexibility of own salaries

Don't burn more than you earn means that you shouldn't increase costs until the product is ready and sales start to run.

Confidence in Burn Rate is a lifeline and it is important that nothing falls through the cracks. In the cash forecast, it is important to pay attention that the cash forecast includes all the cash data and the data is up-to-date.


riskrate automatically gives you a daily Burn Rate forecast of your data using machine learning, in addition to which you can easily plan your own 12 to 18 month scenarios.


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