Startup Life

Surviving the predictably unpredictable economy

Wed 14 Sept 2022 / 11:00 (BST), 12:00 (CEST)

About the event

When all roads lead to an uncertain future, focus turns to stretching the cash runway, preparing for future fundraising and preserving cash. We’re looking beyond the burn rate to the strategies that will give founders and operators the options to survive and ultimately thrive in a downturn. It’s a competitive market out there, so how can a more holistic view of your finances help to stretch and maintain your cash runway for the next 24 months? Is managing burn rate really what it’s all about?

We'll be discussing

  1. Can funds not being used be optimised or should they be kept safely locked away?
  2. Is appetite for risk a good thing? Or is a conservative approach more appropriate for the next two years?
  3. Discovering strategies to effectively manage your cash. Can they provide differential opportunities? And how?
  4. How to proactively coordinate a company’s cashflow and manage financial and operational risk.

Moderators & Speakers

Harry Briggs
Harry Briggs

Managing partner @ OMERS Ventures

Sonya Iovieno
Sonya Iovieno

Head of venture and growth @ Silicon Valley Bank UK

Lucas London
Lucas London

Cofounder and CEO @ Lick

Mimi Billing
Mimi Billing

Senior reporter @ Sifted