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The Backbone: a journey inside finance at a startup
The Backbone: a journey inside finance at a startup
Shubham Datta

The Backbone explores the journey inside finance at high-growth technology startups. Our host Shubham Datta interviews finance leaders at various stages of... more

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Episodes

Ep. 67: Scaling for rapid growth & hiring for decision-making vs execution w/ Julian Rowlands, VP Finance at Spruce

Julian Rowlands, VP Finance at Spruce I chat with Julian about: His career journey from a History major before going to business... more

11 Aug 2021 · 25 minutes
Ep. 66: Finding the right path to go public for your company (IPOs, Direct Listings or SPACs) w/ Jeff Epstein, Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners

Jeff Epstein, Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners & Co-CEO and CFO at Apex Technology Acquisition  Corp. (Nasdaq: APXT) I chat with... more

12 May 2021 · 33 minutes
Ep. 65: The right time for SMB SaaS companies to move upmarket featuring Ivan Makarov, VP Finance at Webflow

Ivan Makarov, VP Finance at Webflow Ivan is an experienced finance executive with over 15 years of professional experience in the internet... more

28 Apr 2021 · 26 minutes
Ep. 64: Building a financially feasible business by aligning with customer incentives feat. Sruthi Lanka, CFO at Public

Sruthi Lanka, CFO at Public As CFO, Sruthi oversees finance, data, and people operations. Prior to Public, she served as VP and... more

14 Apr 2021 · 26 minutes
Ep. 63: What it means to be a finance exec for a publicly-traded software company with Blaine Fitzgerald, EVP Finance & Incoming CFO at Kinaxis (TSX: KXS)

Joining me on this episode of the Backbone is Blaine Fitzgerald, EVP Finance & Incoming CFO at Kinaxis (TSX:KXS), a company... more

24 Mar 2021 · 26 minutes
Ep. 62: Taking care of your people, company, & customers while navigating through a crisis with Naeem Ishaq, CFO at Checkr

Joining me on this episode of the Backbone is Naeem Ishaq, CFO at Checkr, the leading technology company in the background... more

10 Mar 2021 · 38 minutes
Ep. 61: The role of momentum and velocity in propelling Blackberry's epic run from $2M to $20B in sales with Dennis Kavelman, Partner at Inovia Capital (Former CFO / COO at Blackberry)

Dennis Kavelman, Partner at Inovia Capital (Former CFO / COO at Blackberry) I chat with Dennis about: His 15 year run... more

17 Feb 2021 · 42 minutes
Ep. 60: IPO readiness and what it truly means to take a company public today with Curt Sigfstead, CFO at Clearbanc

Curt Sigfstead, CFO at Clearbanc I chat with Curt about: His career journey that led him to the CFO seat at... more

27 Jan 2021 · 31 minutes
Ep. 59: Determining the core competencies of the finance function with Etienne St-Martin, Director of Finance at Roadmunk

Etienne St-Martin, Director of Finance at Roadmunk I chat with Etienne about: His career journey from Deloitte to Freshbooks to becoming the... more

13 Jan 2021 · 24 minutes
Ep. 58: The makings of a well-rounded finance leader with Brian Montminy, CFO at Lessonly

Brian Montminy, CFO at Lessonly I chat with Brian about: His career journey starting as a consultant with Accenture, followed by 5... more

09 Dec 2020 · 27 minutes
The Backbone: a journey inside finance at a startup
Ep. 67: Scaling for rapid growth & hiring for decision-making vs execution w/ Julian Rowlands, VP Finance at Spruce
The Backbone: a journey inside finance at a startup