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The Financial Strategies for VC Backed Companies Seminar features nine speeches totaling more than four hours and 100 pages of authoritative, insiders perspectives on the best practices of CFOs of venture capital backed companies. Featuring ChiefMoreThe Financial Strategies for VC Backed Companies Seminar features nine speeches totaling more than four hours and 100 pages of authoritative, insiders perspectives on the best practices of CFOs of venture capital backed companies. Featuring Chief Financial officers representing some of the fastest growing VC backed companies, this seminar provides a broad yet comprehensive overview of financial tools and controls that every management team member needs to understand, as well as strategies for financial plans for various growth scenarios. Each speaker discusses their personal strategies for financial controls and strategies in both the audio CD and book of speeches. Also included is an interactive workbook with key questions and action points for creating strategies and models based on what is discussed in the seminar. The Seminar features speeches by: 1. Doug Brenhouse, CFO: MetaCarta, Inc. - ?Innovate and Be Responsible?- 2. Billy McNair, CFO: PeerFlix Inc. - ?Be Strong in Model and Concept?- 3. Allen Pheiffer, CFO: ImaRx Therapeutics, Inc. - ?Focus on the Business Instead of the Numbers?- 4. Thomas Beaumonte, CFO: Neptune Regional Transmission System - ?Maintain a Positive Outlook?- 5. Terry Hungle, CFO: Navini Networks, Inc. - ?Commitment to Product Excellence?- 6. Bob Iacono, CFO: Sepaton - ?Expect the Role to Evolve Over Time?- 7. Marc Faerber, CFO: FlowMedica Inc. - ?Cash Flow Forecasting?- 8. Martin Riegel, CFO: Quantum Leap Packaging, Inc. - ?Be Strategic and Micro Tactical?- 9. Daniel White, CFO: Alimera Sciences, Inc. - ?The Benefits of a Seasoned Team?. The seminar includes a CD (with the audio of the live speeches), book, Seminar Padfolio and interactive workbook. In thisseminar, you will learn answers to questions such as the following, and many more: 1) How do you set financial goals for your company? Do you have a ?checks and balances? system to ensure that those goals are being met and that expenses are being kept in check? 2) What is the piece of financial advice you find yourself most often giving your team members? 3) What qualities do a CEO and CFO of a venture backed company need to have to be successful, to have long term success? 4) How often does your vision, or leadership plan, change? How often should a CFO and/or CEO look to update it? 5) What are the most difficult types of situations you are faced with in your position? Walk me through how you handle each of these? 6) What is your personal vision on managing the financials of your company - how do you keep a firm grip on what is happening financially at your company? 7) What financial tools and controls do you have in place to help monitor the financials? Can you give me 2-4 examples? 8) What do you look for in the financials that tells you the company is on the right track? What statistics or numbers do you look most closely at? 9) What alerts you to a red flag in the financials of your company? 10) During a time of rapid growth, how do you determine what an okay level of money to be losing is for the company? 11) How important is growth for VC funded companies, considering VCs want to eventually liquidate their investment in a certain number of years? 12) What is your role as CFO in the growth strategy for your company? 13) What impact do venture capitalists have on your growth strategy? How does this impact how you manage your growth strategy? 14) What has to happen for yourcompany to achieve this growth? How do you track this growth to make sure it is happening? 15) How do you measure growth - is it revenue, profits or something else? 16) What are the biggest things to avoid when trying to achieve rapid growth? What are the potential pitfalls that you need to avoid? 17) How do you work with each of the following individuals, with respect to keeping financial controls in the company? CEO, CTO, CMO, Board Members, Venture Capitalists, CFO.