Role of the Start-up CFO

Chris Mausler

CFO at PeerNova

Learning Objectives

My presentation focuses on my experiences relative to the four start-up CFO positions I've held. I will focus on my experiences and observations of what is important in the smaller company CFO role - comparing & contrasting with larger public-company positions where possible. My goal was to share this from both a career perspective for others who might be on this path - or as food-for-thought for my peers in this space.

Key Takeaways:

  • Typical roles and responsibilities of the CFO role in a Start-up

  • Role of raising capital is usually primary

  • Key strategic nature of the CFO in a start-up environment