Something Happened Along The Way To The IPO 

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Ever wonder what the journey to IPO is like? We all know the journey there is much longer today than it used to be, that’s because companies are staying private longer. With the abundance of venture capital available there’s less incentive to go public. So what does today’s journey look like? 

Steve Lord, Managing Director of Fintech & the Crypto Practice, often listens to the excitement of early-stage founders he’s advising, who have aspirations of taking their companies public. But as all seasoned founders know, the road is long with many unforeseeable twists and pivots ahead.  

Equity is one of the most powerful tools in the founders’ toolbox to attract and retain the best talent – because talent is what’s needed  to pull off an IPO from start to finish . For early investors and employee shareholders a longer road to IPO may not be an option because life sometimes gets in the way. Companies can’t just sit on their hands either, especially given the current environment...  

This begs the question, why isn’t there a better path to liquidity, one that aligns the needs of shareholders, private companies and investors with less friction, less cost and more flexibility.  

Join us on Thursday April 27th at 9am PDT as we sit down with  Steve Lord, Managing Director of Fintech & the Crypto Practice, and Chief Learning Officer, at Burkland Associates. Burkland Associates is a nationwide fractional CFO firm who are both thought leaders and experts in guiding many of the top VC-backed startups through the pre-Series B / C phase of growth. In addition to advising countless founders on early-stage growth, management, operations, capital formation, modeling, and strategic planning, Steve has been a founder himself and CEO of a public company, Knobias Inc. (OTC: KBAS) .  

Please join us as Steve walks us through  the founders’ Journey from a bird’s eye view

  • Online Event - Zoom Webinar
  • Thursday, April 27th, 2023
  • 09:00 - 10:00 AM PST

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Steven Lord

Steven Lord, Managing Director of Fintech & Crypto Practice, Burkland

Steve Lord is the Managing Director of Fintech & the Crypto Practice and Chief Learning Officer at Burkland Associates, who’s the New York CFO Practice Lead. Burkland Associates helps more than 600 companies grow from early stage on by providing expert fractional CFO and financial expertise, strategic planning, modeling, operations development, fundraising and growth management. 

Steve has an illustrious background in media and publishing. He was the CFO at DealFlow Media and then co-founded and became the editor of Modern Money, the first institutional research newsletter covering the crypto/blockchain industry. All the way back in 2013 Modern Money predicted that Bitcoin would be a disruptive tidal wave to finance.  

Steve was also a Council Member for The Gerson Lehrman Group. The Gerson Lehrman Group is the world's largest expert network, with over 1,000,000 freelance consultants providing financial information and investor advice with business clients. Steve was one of their experts in digital currencies, global finance and economics. 

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