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Startups typically start looking into hiring a CFO 12 months before their IPO. Using that rule-of-thumb in today’s competitive landscape could lead to losing years of strategic planning that could benefit the company tremendously in the future.
Besides, the complexity associated with the role of the CFO increased considerably in the last decade alone. Big companies can support a Finance team that can handle all the various aspects of Finance (accounting., budgeting, risk mitigation, tax, audit, investor relations, strategic planning, etc.).
But, due to lack of resources, startups pin their hopes on the magical “CFO” who can waltz in and be simultaneously a leading controller, strong bookkeeper, keen financial analyst, pavement-pounding fundraiser and modeler extraordinaire. That’s simply not realistic. Thus, the alternative is outsourcing some of the higher-level Finance functions: modelling the business for growth, developing potential responses to likely scenarios (good and bad), aligning new initiatives with monetization, and deploying resources and investments where they would drive new revenue.
When it comes to raising capital, Sapling can help you tell your story in a way that delivers maximum impact. Our experience with financial modelling for startups makes us the best financial consultants to have in your corner for turning your vision into reality and assembling the resources to execute it. Our work has led to startups raising $100s of millions
We assist entrepreneurs to determine the best pricing for their market, to assess cost and financing needs, to prepare for investor meetings, and to explore opportunities for growth.