When? Thursday 22nd Oct, 12.30 – 14.30 BST
Who for? Financial leaders across the Notion portfolio
Following our introductory sessions earlier in the year, this will be our first detailed event on how to build solid foundations for your business’ growth. To that end we have two workshops planned by experts from inside and outside the Notion portfolio:
Session 1 – Pavla Munzarova (CFO at Mews)
Mews, a Prague based hotel tech start-up, have been on an incredible growth journey since Notion first invested in 2016 consistently delivering >100% revenue growth…and then Covid-19 hit and hotels in Europe shut.
Pavla was the 15th employee at Mews, and the 1st finance hire at the company. She has been there for and contributed to every second of that growth journey and navigated the company through the challenges of the Covid crisis. She will reflect on this experience including what the priorities were for the business from a finance point of view at each stage of growth, what tools were required to deliver these, what worked, and what with she would have done differently if she was doing it all over again.
This session will be valuable whatever stage of the growth journey you are on, for earlier stage companies it will be a great view of what is (hopefully!) to come and how to prepare for it, and for more established companies it will be very useful to hear Pavla’s view on best practice and the improvements that she is looking to drive in the years to come.
Session 2 – “Unlocking Growth” – Thomas Sutter (NetSuite Finance Centre of Excellence adviser and former CFO) and Riccardo Moretti (NetSuite Senior Solution Consultant)
The second session will be presented by NetSuite, with whom Notion have a partnership to allow our portfolio companies to access the best technology, services and prices that they have to offer.
In the session, Thomas, a former company CFO and customer of NetSuite and now advisor to NetSuite clients, will talk through the key themes, inflexion points and benefits of an ERP investment across differing stages of maturity.
This will be a good opportunity to get a good sense of what NetSuite can do, as well as think more generally about when the right moment is to upgrade your accounting system from something like Xero/Quickbooks, to something that you will be able integrate with your tech stack and to use through international expansion, rapid growth to exit or IPO and beyond, whether that is NetSuite or something else. As I have said previously, whilst we have a partnership with NetSuite it is not an uncritical one, and I would certainly encourage you not to hold back in giving them some serious scrutiny.
There will be plenty of time for discussion and Q&A of all of the above. We hope that you can join us.