Cash Runway in months (net burn)

Cash Runway is the amount of time (typically months) you have before your business runs out of cash if current income and expenses stay the same.

Your cash reserve is the root of your business success. For accurate financial forecasting, it’s crucial that you track:

  • Subscription-related cashflows (expansions, downgrades, and churn)
  • Cash burn

Note that cash runway can also be negative. A profitable company can have a negative monthly burn rate because there is more revenue than expenses.

Data sources include:

  • Integrations to Subscription Management Software
  • Integrations to Accounting Software
  • Integrations to Payroll Software Software
  • Manual entries in Calqulate
  • Data import via API



Cash Runway = cash balance / monthly burn rate

Cash Runway is an essential KPI

Cash Runway is generally used as a KPI by loss-generating startups, as the cash runway measures the time at which the company uses up its available cash to cover operating expenses (Formula: company cash / monthly operating expenses). The higher the burn rate, the faster the company will run out of cash unless it can attract more funding or receives additional financing.