EP 23: How A Startup CFO Thinks (CFO of Eucalyptus and Former Finance Manager Of Canva.com & Koala.com)

WayForward.tv - By Anuj Singh-Sahni

Our first guest of Season 2 is Alexey Mitko, the former Finance Manager of Canva.com and Koala.com. He is now the current CFO for Eucalyptus and is powering the next generation of digital healthcare companies.Today we learn about building financial models for simple and complex startups, how to make your numbers align with your mission and why CFOs should put on a long-term lens rather than focus on the short-term. We also dive into 'getting ahead' hacks, that have served Alexey well during his career.

How do you make sure you’ve got your numbers right?

How do you make financial sense of long-term goals vs short-term?

How do you navigate through simple and complex startup models?

How do you make a compelling case for future funding?

I had the pleasure of speaking to Alexey Mitko, CA from Eucalyptus last year and pick his brain with numerous questions!

We spoke about numbers, funding, scaling and quickly getting ahead within an organisation and life.

Alexey was part of the initial team of Canva and quickly became the Financial Manager of Canva before moving onto being the Finance Manager of Koala.com and now CFO of Eucalyptus.

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