As a tech consultant for startups, I often hear people misuing multiples and percentages. Here's a little cheatsheet on:

Starting Cash | Ending Cash | Percentage of Return | Return Multiple |
---|---|---|---|

$1M | $1M | 0% | 1x |

$1M | $1.5M | 50% | 1.5x |

$1M | $2M | 100% | 2x |

$1M | $3M | 200% | 3x |

$1M | $4M | 300% | 4x |

$1M | $5M | 400% | 5x |

$1M | $6M | 500% | 6x |

$1M | $10M | 900% | 10x |

$1M | $20M | 1,900% | 20x |

$1M | $100M | 9,900% | 100x |

$1M | $1B | 99,900% | 1000x |

# How to Calculate an ROI

If you invest $50k into a project and receive $64k, then your Return on Investment is 28%. This is calculated by taking the difference between current (or expected) value and original value, divided by original value and multiplied by 100.

```
# Starting Investment
investment = $50k
# Current (or expected) Value
value = $64k
# Rate of Return / Return on Investment
ror = value / investment
# Decimal of Return
decimal_ror = ror - 1
# Percentage of Return
percentage_of_return = decimal_ror × 100
```

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