In the „The New CFO“ series we already talked about capital allocation and operating models. That was the entry point into the discussion on how the financial and market view on the company is gearing valuations which ultimately creates access to financing to fuel growth. Something we will look into […]

The alternative asset class of non-listed companies.  In recent years, it has been debated if the term „alternative asset class“ is to be considered outdated. This is an argument mostly brought forward by people involved in the private equity industry – which includes the VC industry – and is partly […]

Part two of „The New CFO“ series on my blog. After introducing the new CFO as the master of capital allocation or internal investor of the company into spending portfolios, we want to look at what it means to validate a segment – or to establish product market fit in […]

Working for institutional asset management and VC before, I know my way around data service providers such as Bloomberg, FactSet, Reuters (Eikon, Datascope), CapitalIQ, Pitchbook and Co. What these companies really miss out on is capitalizing on start-ups and young companies that just cannot afford these massive sales tickets. Why […]

Since I haven’t found any book or blog article yet that explains the unique aspects of venture capital value creation, here’s a rough edge explanation. Let’s first understand these four concepts. (1) Fair Market Valuation as practiced, (2) Steering Market Valuation, (3) optimal executable market price, and (4) Investor Interests. […]

The New CFO covers the highest financial manager in the organization as the most active and influentional insider investor into the company. Where shareholders can only decide to vote on certain matters and if they want to hold the company in question or not, the CFO is the primary stakeholder […]