Tag Archive: CFO

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    by Angie Chang

    London-Based HouseTrip, Co-Founded By CFO Junjun Chen, Raises $40M Series C Funding

    Congrats to HouseTrip on the additional VC funding raised!

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Holiday rental website HouseTrip for booking your vacation rental online raised $40 million Series C funding, led by Accel Partners and joined by return backers Balderton Capital and Index Ventures.

    Junjun Chen co-founded HouseTrip in 2009, and has served as Chief Financial Officer since the company’s inception.

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    by Angie Chang

    Startup CFO: What Do They Do, and When Do I Need One?

    By Betty Kayton (President, Innovative CFO)

    A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) means different things at different times in a company’s history.

    The CFO at Apple, for example, will spend most of his time on investor relations (keeping Wall Street happy) and overall strategy.

    By contrast, the CFO at a startup with under 50 people will spend most of her time on operational matters such as:

    • designing/implementing systems
    • developing a library of forms (employment agreements, outbound software license agreements…)
    • administrative matters (employee benefits, liability insurance, leasing an office…)