With a recession looming, fintechs at all stages are wondering how to sustain growth (and raise capital!) at a time when many companies are feeling the pinch. Sometimes you have to spend money to make money — but what’s the best way of doing that? We speak to the experts to find out.
Moderator: Isabel Woodford, fintech journalist, Sifted
Jos White, general partner, Notion Capital
Fiona Tee, CFO, Currencycloud
Dave Rosenberg, head of marketing, business development and private equity for EMEA, Oracle NetSuite
We’ll be discussing:
• The “right” stage to invest in key areas such as people, technology, operations
• Whether fintech founders have to sacrifice some of these investments in times like these and the investment decisions that fintech founders might be regretting
• What VCs are looking for in terms of “sensible” investments at times of crisis
• The importance of operational efficiency for investors - Is it something they look at - or is it low on the list of priorities?