Fast Track to IPO: Why Are Series A Startups Snatching Topflight CFOs?

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Startups and scale-ups in Europe’s tech and life sciences sectors have flourished dramatically over the past year, fueled by pandemic-induced demand and a wall of investor cash. Early funding rounds are getting bigger, while the time between rounds compresses and SPAC and other suitors come courting earlier and earlier. How can founders and investors ensure that they have the right teams and structures in place to take advantage of this environment and avoid careering out of the fast lane?

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Startups and scale-ups in Europe’s tech and life sciences sectors have flourished dramatically over the past year, fueled by pandemic-induced demand and a wall of investor cash. Early funding rounds are getting bigger, while the time between rounds compresses and SPAC and other suitors come courting earlier and earlier. How can founders and investors ensure that they have the right teams and structures in place to take advantage of this environment and avoid careering out of the fast lane?

In this episode of our Connected With Latham podcast series, London Emerging Companies partner Mike Turner speaks with John Watkins, managing partner of Altima, a leading executive search firm in London that is placing CFOs at many of Europe’s emerging unicorns, about how they see clients succeeding in today’s fast-paced market. See less -

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