I have a major announcement to make. The Asif Khan Blog has decided to partner up with Thinknum to help people learn the basics of financial modeling and equity valuation using their free platform. This will be the part of the “Basics of Investing” series that I plan on introducing very soon. Within that series the part about modeling and DCF valuation will be taught using the Thinknum platform. As with other things on this educational blog, these tutorials would be completely free.
Just to give a quick introduction, Thinknum was founded by Gregory Ugwi and Justin Zhen who studied together at Princeton. Gregory had later worked as a Mortgage Strategist for Goldman Sachs while Justin worked as a Senior Analyst with Strategic Investment Fund out of New Jersey. Thinknum is a platform to create financial models from data it collects from the web automatically. To learn more about Thinknum please check out the interview the founders did with Jason Voss of the CFA Institute.
How I came to know about Thinknum is an interesting story. Gregory’s ex Goldman Sachs colleagues forwarded him the Aswath Damodaran post about risk free rate calculation in frontier markets that was posted on this blog. We did a skype conference call yesterday and immediately agreed to have a partnership with each other. We hope to make this collaboration better with time.
Now stop wasting time and go have a look at this really interesting platform and prepare your first model in a few minutes.