This time, we’ve teamed up with Startup CFO – the UK’s leading network for CFOs and senior finance professionals in fast-growing startups, scaleups and high growth businesses.
Founded in 2012, Startup CFO was created to give the finance community a hub to connect with their peers and discuss key topics and trends; a collaborative melting pot of stories and advice designed to help every member solve common issues and make expertly informed decisions.
Without the support of a wider, multi-level finance team, being a senior finance professional in a fast-growing business can get hectic. It’s so valuable to be able to reach out to others for support and guidance when needed. And that’s why Startup CFO’s membership numbers have rocketed from 300 to 700 in the last 15 months alone.
We know from talking to many CFOs on the ground, particularly in the tech space, as well as our connections with the network’s founding CFOs, that this is a hugely credible network offering real connections and value.
WHERE DOES THE CP FUTURES TEAM FIT IN?
Many of the issues raised in the Startup CFO group are, of course, finance-related. They include getting ready for audit, UK and international tax, R&D tax incentives, VAT, share option and remuneration policies, systems and tooling issues, founder tax and wealth planning – all of which the CP Futures team can provide guidance on.
Issues, challenges and intel related to fundraising and M&A are also hot topics. The CP Futures Raising Finance team specialise in Series A and Series B rounds as well as scale-up debt advisory.
As part of an exclusive deal, we’re the only firm of accountants partnered with Startup CFO, and will be getting to work in supporting a network which includes some of the best high growth companies in the UK.
Steve Leith, our Head of Tech & High Growth, said:
“Being a CFO in a high growth business means dealing with many conflicting pressures and the need to move fast to solve problems. Many CFOs in our network are members of Startup CFO and talk positively about the value they get from sharing information and knowledge with like-minded people in businesses facing similar challenges.
“We are delighted to support the vision of the network connecting the finance community in high growth businesses, providing insights and support where possible.”
Guy Hutchinson, Founder at Startup CFO, added:
“As a multi-award-winning, disruptive advisory firm, Cooper Parry was the obvious choice to partner with the Startup CFO network as disruptive finance ecosystem builders.
“Through CP Futures, members will be able to access a wealth of information and advice to guide them on the challenging journey from inception through to exit. This will include a tailored program of learning and development, allowing CFOs to level-up in their careers. We are excited to see the value unlocked for members by this new partnership.”