Navigating Uncertainty

Extend your runway: Contain costs without harming future growth

10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET, Monday March 30th, 2020

About

Panel with: Mike Dinsdale, CFO of Gusto and Bill Trenchard, Partner at First Round Capital

We’re entering unknown territory that may take several quarters to contain, followed by a lengthy recovery period. Companies will need to adjust sales forecasts and modify cash runway projections accordingly.  

Join Bill Trenchard, Partner at First Round Capital, Mike Dinsdale, CFO of Gusto, and Thejo Kote, Founder of Airbase, at 10am PT on Monday, March 30th for a deep-dive discussion into how startups should think about balancing cost containment against spending enough to be well-positioned for the recovery.

What you’ll learn

  • How to approach containing costs without harming future growth
  • Where to invest when overpaying for customer acquisition isn’t an option
  • How to think about maintaining sales capacity for the recovery

Speakers

Mike Dinsdale
Mike Dinsdale

Mike Dinsdale

Mike Dinsdale

CFO at Gusto
Mike is the CFO of Gusto and the former CFO of DoorDash and DocuSign. He has successfully secured over $500M in financing and generated $4B+ in value.
Bill Trenchard
Bill Trenchard

Bill Trenchard

Bill Trenchard

Partner at First Round Capital
Bill is a Partner at First Round Capital. Previously he was the Founder and CEO of LiveOps which he grew to more than $100M in revenue and is an early investor in over 10 unicorns like Uber, Looker, Flexport and more.
Thejo Kote
Thejo Kote

Thejo Kote

Thejo Kote

A seasoned entrepreneur, Thejo is the founder and CEO of Airbase, the cloud-based spend management platform for growing companies. Prior to Airbase, Thejo co-founded Automatic which was acquired by SiriusXM in 2017.
A seasoned entrepreneur, Thejo is the founder and CEO of Airbase, the cloud-based spend management platform for growing companies. Prior to Airbase, Thejo co-founded Automatic which was acquired by SiriusXM in 2017.

What you’ll learn

  • How to approach containing costs without harming future growth
  • Where to invest when overpaying for customer acquisition isn’t an option
  • How to think about maintaining sales capacity for the recovery

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