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Fundraising 101 According to a VC, CFO, & Equity Pro

September 29, 2021 Access Ventures hosted a Q&A discussion on how to structure your round and cap table with experts from Carta & AVL Growth Partners. The recording and[…]

What Does a CFO Do?

September 28, 2021 Do I actually need a CFO? And if not now, when?

Do I Need a Controller or a CFO?

August 2, 2021 What Does a Controller Do? Controllers are usually — but not always — executive-level accountants who maintain company books and financial records.[…]

How to Move From Fractional Accounting to an In-house Team

July 20, 2021 AVL’s goal is to help young companies navigate the growth process, but we are not a forever solution. Our services are often temporary as we get[…]

It's Hard to Do Accounting Backwards: The High Cost of Clean-Ups

June 17, 2021 Accounting isn’t meant to be done backward. Yes, you can retroactively clean up past accounting mistakes and inaccuracies — but it’s costly from[…]

3 Weak Arguments That Startups Make to Justify Not Budgeting

June 16, 2021 Does your startup struggle with budgeting? Or even outright avoid it?

4 Finance and Accounting Models for Emerging Growth Companies

June 16, 2021 When you start a company, everything seems to operate at 200 miles per hour. You prioritize the aspects of business that will fuel immediate growth —[…]

5 Accounting Best Practices for Emerging Consumer Packaged Goods Companies

May 25, 2021 For many Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies, accounting principles aren’t top of mind during the early growth stages. Considering founders have[…]

How To Create an Actually Desirable Executive Equity Compensation Plan

May 25, 2021 How do you plan the best equity compensation plan to ensure a key executive stays with your company?